Mahgoub is a sociopolitical researcher at Institute for Global Security & Defence Affairs (IGSDA) and an Egyptian journalist with more than 15 years’ experience working at several different Egyptian and Arab media organizations.
He is currently the managing editor at Egypt’s largest independent newspaper, Al-Masry Al-Youm. His primary concern is with the follow-up and analysis of ongoing events in the region.
As a journalist, Mahgoub has contributed in covering many events in conflicted areas in the Middle East and North Africa, studying developments taking place among the myriad forces and entities in the region, their political and economic influence and providing careful follow-up on international developments and their impact on the Middle East. Mahgoub works mainly to provide both the necessary information as well as his comprehensive analysis in support of Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Group of Experts in IGSDA.
He also participates in assessments and analyses that give policymakers realistic and objective views of the political, security and economic situations and their potential future changes in the Middle East and North Africa