Simon Allison

Simon Allison is the Africa editor for the Mail & Guardian in Johannesburg. He is also a research consultant for the... read more

Issandr El Amrani

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

Armand Arton

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

Michael Ayari

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

Henri J Barkey

Henri J Barkey is the Cohen Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University and an adjunct senior fellow for... read more

Greg C Bruno

Greg C. Bruno is the author of “Blessings from Beijing: Inside China’s Soft-Power War on Tibet.” As a journalist... read more

Hagar Hajjar Chemali

Hagar Hajjar Chemali is founder and CEO of Greenwich Media Strategies, which offers communications strategy, media... read more

Joseph Dana

Joseph Dana, based between South Africa and the Middle East, is editor-in-chief of emerge85, a lab that explores change... read more

James M Dorsey

James M Dorsey is a senior fellow at Singapore’s S Rajaratnam School of International studies and the author of... read more

Jasmine El-Gamal

Jasmine El-Gamal is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where she focuses primarily on US Middle East... read more

Rym Tina Ghazal

Rym Tina Ghazal is a peace ambassador, thought/youth leader, documentarian, lecturer and author. In addition, she is an... read more

Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall is a British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is... read more

Melissa Gronlund

Melissa Gronlund is a writer on art based in Abu Dhabi and London. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, L’Hebdo... read more

Haid Haid

Haid Haid is a research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London.... read more

Jalel Harchaoui

Jalel Harchaoui teaches geopolitics at the Université de Versailles and Université Paris-Est. He also teaches... read more

Hasan Alhasan

Hasan Alhasan is a PhD researcher at King’s College London and the National University of Singapore, where his work... read more

Hassan Hassan

Hassan Hassan is a senior fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. He is the co-author... read more

Neil Hauer

Neil Hauer is a security analyst based in Tbilisi, Georgia. His work focuses on the Syrian conflict, particularly... read more

Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Hussain Abdul-Hussain is the Washington bureau chief of Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai and a former visiting fellow at Chatham... read more

Maysa Jalbout

Maysa Jalbout is the founding CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education – a philanthropy with a goal of... read more

Rasha Al Joundy

Rasha Al Joundy is a senior researcher at the Dubai Public Policy Research Center. read more

Dnyanesh Kamat

Dnyanesh Kamat is a political analyst who focuses on the Middle East and South Asia. He also consults on socio-economic... read more

Nibras Kazimi

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

Reem Kassem

Reem Kassem is conducting research on how art and culture can be used to counter violent extremism, as a PhD candidate... read more

Ellen Laipson

Ellen Laipson is director of the international security program at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George... read more

Nick Leech

Nick Leech is a writer and qualified landscape architect who specializes in the art, architecture and heritage of the... read more

Haifa Ahmed AlMaashi

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

Suha Ma’ayeh

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

Anthony McAuley

Anthony McAuley has been a financial journalist for more than 30 years, working for some of the world’s most... read more

Ann Marie McQueen

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

Alexa Mena

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

Robin Mills

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

Afshin Molavi

Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced... read 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... read more

Burcu Ozcelik

Burcu Ozcelik is a research fellow at the University of Cambridge. read more

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is a UAE-based columnist. read more

Nour Samaha

Nour Samaha is a researcher and analyst based between Beirut and London. As a journalist, she has covered the Middle... read more

John Sheldon

John B Sheldon is chairman and president of ThorGroup, a technology-policy consulting company and publisher of... read more

Kirk H Sowell

Kirk H Sowell is a political-risk analyst and publisher of the biweekly newsletter, Inside Iraqi Politics. read 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,... read more

Ömer Taşpınar

Ömer Taşpınar is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of national-security strategy at the... read more

Steve Tsang

Steve Tsang is professor of Chinese studies and director of the China Institute at SOAS, University of London. He is... read more

Ellen R Wald

Ellen R Wald is a historian, policy expert and business consultant. She is the author of “Saudi, Inc: The Arabian... read 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... read more