Peter Schwartzstein

Peter Schwartzstein is a British-American journalist based in Cairo. He focuses on geopolitical issues across the Middle East, and his work frequently appears in the Daily Beast, National Geographic and The Atlantic, among other news sources.

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From the frequent breakdowns in security to successive governments’ non-payment of company dues, oil and gas firms in Egypt have had a rough ride over the past few years. But for those operating in the country’s sparsely populated interior, no chore has proven as taxing as satisfying the Sahara Desert’s native inhabitants. For centuries, roaming…