Sharif Abdel Kouddous is a fellow at The Nation Institute and an independent journalist based in Cairo. For eight years he served as a senior producer, co-host, and correspondent for Democracy Now! and he remains a frequent contributor to the program. Originally from Cairo, he returned to Egypt in 2011 to cover the Egyptian revolution. He has written for The Nation, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Toronto Star, the Progressive, and Mada Masr, and has appeared on numerous national and international TV programs, including MSNBC, CNN, NPR, BBC, and more.