Simon Allison

Simon Allison is the Africa editor for the Mail & Guardian in Johannesburg. He is also a research consultant for the Institute for Security Studies. More...

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani oversees the International Crisis Group’s North Africa Project. More...

Armand Arton

Armand Arton is the founder and president of Arton Capital, which issues The Passport Index. More...

Michael Ayari

Michael Ayari is the International Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Tunisia. More...

Hagar Hajjar Chemali

Hagar Hajjar Chemali is founder and CEO of Greenwich Media Strategies, which offers communications strategy, media engagement and public-relations consulting in areas including national security… More...

Joseph Dana

Joseph Dana, based between South Africa and the Middle East, is editor-in-chief of emerge85, a… More...

James M Dorsey

James M Dorsey is a senior fellow at Singapore’s S Rajaratnam School of International studies and the author of ”The Turbulent World of Middle East.” More...

Jasmine El-Gamal

Jasmine El-Gamal is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where she focuses primarily… More...

Rym Tina Ghazal

Rym Tina Ghazal is a peace ambassador, thought/youth leader, documentarian, lecturer and author. In addition, she is an award-winning journalist with over 15 years of… More...

Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall is a British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked… More...

Melissa Gronlund

Melissa Gronlund is a writer on art based in Abu Dhabi and London. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, L’Hebdo d’Art, BOMB, e-flux journal and… More...

Haid Haid

Haid Haid is a research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalization… More...

Jalel Harchaoui

Jalel Harchaoui teaches geopolitics at the Université de Versailles and Université Paris-Est. He also teaches political risk at EDC Paris Business School. He is a… More...

Hasan Alhasan

Hasan Alhasan is a PhD researcher at King’s College London and the National University of… More...

Hassan Hassan

Hassan Hassan is a senior fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. He is the co-author of “ISIS: Inside the Army of… More...

Neil Hauer

Neil Hauer is a security analyst based in Tbilisi, Georgia. His work focuses on the… More...

Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Hussain Abdul-Hussain is the Washington bureau chief of Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai and a former visiting fellow at Chatham House in London. More...

Maysa Jalbout

Maysa Jalbout is the founding CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education –… More...

Dnyanesh Kamat

Dnyanesh Kamat is a political analyst who focuses on the Middle East and South Asia. He also consults on socio-economic development for government and private-sector… More...

Nibras Kazimi

Nibras Kazimi is the author of “Syria Through Jihadist Eyes: A Perfect Enemy.” More...

Ellen Laipson

Ellen Laipson is director of the international security program at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She is a former… More...

Nick Leech

Nick Leech is a writer and qualified landscape architect who specializes in the art, architecture… More...

Haifa Ahmed AlMaashi

Haifa Ahmed AlMaashi is director of geostrategic studies at the Dubai Public Policy Research Centre. More...

Suha Ma’ayeh

Suha Ma’ayeh is a journalist based in Amman, Jordan. More...

Ann Marie McQueen

Ann Marie McQueen, based in Abu Dhabi, is a freelance journalist working in digital, print and broadcast media. More...

Alexa Mena

Alexa Mena is a writer for the online health and fitness magazine, livehealthy.ae. More...

Robin Mills

Robin Mills is CEO of Qamar Energy, and author of “The Myth of the Oil Crisis.” More...

Afshin Molavi

Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins… More...

Martin Newland

Martin Newland is a former editor of the Daily Telegraph in London, The National in Abu Dhabi and deputy editor of the National Post in… More...

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is a UAE-based columnist. More...

John Sheldon

John B Sheldon is chairman and president of ThorGroup, a technology-policy consulting company and publisher of SpaceWatch Global. More...

Kirk H Sowell

Kirk H Sowell is a political-risk analyst and publisher of the biweekly newsletter, Inside Iraqi… More...

Yun Sun

Yun Sun is director of the China program and co-director of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC. Her expertise is… More...

Ömer Taşpınar

Ömer Taşpınar is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of national-security… More...

Steve Tsang

Steve Tsang is professor of Chinese studies and director of the China Institute at SOAS, University of London. He is known for introducing the concept… More...

Ellen R Wald

Ellen R Wald is a historian, policy expert and business consultant. She is the author… More...

Faisal Al Yafai

Faisal Al Yafai is currently writing a book on the Middle East and is a frequent commentator on international TV news networks. He has worked… More...