Osama Filali Naji

Osama Filali Naji is a Founder & CTO at Arab Research & Advocacy Bureau. He is a political scientist and independent commentator who has previously worked for the University of Birmingham, Quilliam, the House of Lords and Google.​

Online gaming: stricter rules on targeted racism & harassment needed

Running a website like Arab Millennial is tough. It requires constant maintenance, and there are many user requests to deal …

Founder represents Arab Bureau at JW3

Last August, I represented Arab Research & Advocacy Bureau at Keith Kahn-Harris’ book launch. His book, Strange Hate, discusses the …

Religious scepticism and colonial attitudes

I am a sceptical Muslim. I deeply believe in our underlying religious message, but do not take many of the …

How Algeria’s changes may impact Morocco

The situation in Algeria is rapidly changing. The resignation of former-president Bouteflika was recently announced. The military have taken control …

Bouteflika should retire with dignity

This time last year, Arab Millennial wrote an article on what to expect in Algeria after Bouteflika’s presidency ends. We …

“Persepolis” 19 years on: still relevant?

7/10 Persepolis is a very interesting book. Originally written in French, it essentially constitutes an autobiography of its author, Marjane …

5 ways education can free us from colonialism

Colonialism has undeniably affected the Arab World. For some of our leaders, it’s instilled a subconscious inferiority complex that hinders …

The problem with charisma in political debate

Throughout history, we have based far too many decisions on who is presenting the options available to us and how those options …

The Arab World needs a psychological revolution

This week I decided to travel near the border separating Morocco and Algeria for some primary research for my website …

The dark side of Speakers’ Corner

*** Disclaimer: I am not a perfect Muslim nor do I think that all Salafi-Wahhabis are the same; in this …

Why Saudi chose not to back Morocco’s World Cup bid

It’s interesting that Donald Trump has now decided that he is “United as One” with Mexico and Canada for a …

North Korea: should Trump be thanked for clearing his own mess?

Friends and enemies often swap sides and end up respecting each other. It is an age-old theme in Hollywood blockbusters …