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Mona Alami

Mona Alami

Non-Resident Fellow in Security and Politics in the Middle East

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Mona Alami is a French-Lebanese journalist and analyst examining political, security and economic issues in the Arab world, namely in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Jordan.  She takes a specific focus on non-state armed actors in these countries. She is a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and a Fellow at the King Faysal Center for Research and Islamic Studies.  Alami is a regular contributor to a number of American and Arab publications including  Asharq Al-Awsat, Al-MonitorThe New Arab. She has produced documentaries for Al Aan TV on jihadism and Hezbollah.


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    Magnus Norell

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    Ahmad Al Farraj

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  • Yong Wang

    Yong Wang

    Professor Yong Wang is Director of the Center for International Political Economy and Professor at the School of International...


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  • Najat Al Saied

    Najat Al Saied

    Najat Al Saied is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University...


  • Michiel den Hond

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  • Mona Alami

    Mona Alami

    Mona Alami is a French-Lebanese journalist and analyst examining political, security and economic issues in the Arab world, namely in...


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    Dr. Abdullah bin Khaled al-Saud is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of...


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    Kareem Al-Qaq

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  • Ambassador Alberto Fernandez

    Ambassador Alberto Fernandez

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  • Vida Hamd

    Vida Hamd

    Dr. Vida Hamd is currently the Policy Officer for Political and Humanitarian Affairs at the Embassy of Netherlands in...


  • Christian Koch

    Christian Koch

    Dr. Christian Koch is the Director of the Gulf Research Center Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Koch’s work and...


  • Mohammed Issam Laaroussi

    Mohammed Issam Laaroussi

    Dr. Mohammed Issam Laaroussi is a Senior Researcher at TRENDS Research & Advisory. Laaroussi has previously worked at the...


  • Geoffrey Harris

    Geoffrey Harris

    Geoffrey Harris is the Distinguished Teaching Fellow Vesalius College, Brussels and Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges.  He...


  • Lorenzo Vidino

    Lorenzo Vidino

    Dr. Lorenzo Vidino is the Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber &...


  • Matthew Ford

    Matthew Ford

    Matthew Ford is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, specialising in military innovation, socio-technical change, the social...


  • Carole Nakhle

    Carole Nakhle

    Dr Nakhle the Director and Founder of Crystol Energy, and is an internationally recognised expert in the field of...


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    Cinzia Bianco

    Cinzia Bianco is an analyst and researcher with the geopolitical risk consultancy Gulf State Analytics. Previously she carried on...


  • Pamela Ligouri Bunker

    Pamela Ligouri Bunker

    Pamela Ligouri Bunker is an Associate with Small Wars Journal—El Centro and an independent researcher in international security and...


  • Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli

    Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli

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  • Radwa Radwan Said

    Radwa Radwan Said

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    Leah Sherwood

    Leah Sherwood is the Deputy Director of Research at TRENDS. Previously, she worked at the Institute for International and...


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    Jean-Marc Rickli

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    Sara Zeiger

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    Clark McCauley

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    Gerald Butt

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    Michael Patchett-Joyce

    Michael is a barrister with Outer Temple, London.  He is highly-regarded for advocacy and advisory skills in conducting commercial...


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    Ally Dunhill

    Ally Dunhill is the Associate Dean for Student Experience in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education at the...


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    Neil Boister

    Professor Neil Boister is Professor of Law at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.  He is the author of...


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    Arturo Laurent

    Dr. Arturo Laurent is currently a Programme Officer for the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on...


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    Risa Brooks

    Dr. Risa Brooks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, where she specializes in the study...


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    Nikolay Kozhanov

    Dr. Nikolay Kozhanov is a nonresident scholar in the Foreign and Security Policy Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center...


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    Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

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    Richard Sakwa

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    Christopher Griffin

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    Piotr Dutkiewicz

    Professor Dutkiewicz is Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy at Carleton University, Ottawa Canada and a...


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    Kristian Alexander

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  • Andrew Staniforth

    Andrew Staniforth

    Dr. Andrew Staniforth is a serving UK police officer with substantial experience of counter-terrorism, currently leading a unique police...


  • Soraya Sidani

    Soraya Sidani

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    Anne Aly

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    Richard Woodward

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    Scott Englund

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    Estella Carpi

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  • Andreas Schleicher

    Andreas Schleicher

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    Mohammed Abdelraouf

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    Julian Schofield

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    Robert J. Bunker

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    Abdelqader Fahmi

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    Richard Burchill

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