Muhammad Alaraby is an award-winning Egyptian researcher. He is a senior researcher at Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Center for Strategic Studies. Muhammad received a Master’s degree in Global Affairs with a focus on international security from the American University in Cairo. He then joined the World Bank-sponsored project Building for Peace: Reconstruction for Security, Sustainable Peace, and Equity in MENA as an AUC research team member. Muhammad studied political science at Cairo University and the Free University in Berlin. He authored several published peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Recently, Muhammad won the Arab Youth Award granted by ALESCO’s Arab Institute for Research and Studies for his study Foreseeing Arab Futures: Issues, Trends and Scenarios (forthcoming). His fields of interest are regional security dynamics, geo-economics, diplomatic and military history of MENA, and futures studies.