Ioannis Bournakis

Dr. Ioannis Bournakis is an Associate Professor in Economics at the American University in Cairo. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kent, UK, and an MA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests are in the areas of Applied Macroeconomics, Productivity, Regional Economics, and Innovation.

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Allison Nour

Allison Nour leads the firm’s Middle East Practice, providing strategic advisory and business development support to leading companies with activities in the Middle East, and to regionally-based companies working to grow their business in global markets. She advises clients across a range of sectors including aerospace and defense, healthcare, tech, energy, and construction. From 2018–2020...

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Shmuel Even

Shmuel Even, who earned his Sc.D. at the Technion and the University of Haifa, is an economist and a senior research fellow at INSS. As the owner of Multi Concept (Consultants) Ltd., Dr. Even is involved in business research and consulting in the fields of business, management, and strategy. Previously Dr. Even served as the head of the Tnuva group;

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Mohamed Gad

Mohamed Gad is a journalist who specializes in economic reporting at Al-Shorouk newspaper. He also contributes to the publications of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.

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Daniel Brumberg

Daniel Brumberg is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at Arab Center Washington DC, Director of Democracy and Governance Studies at Georgetown University, and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). From 2008 through 2015 he also served as a Special Adviser at the United States Institute of Peace. In addition to his

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Sherin Gharib

Sherin Gharib is a researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs and a lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Her fields of research are political transformation processes, Islamist movements, state and non-state actors as well as the EU foreign and security policy towards the Middle East. Her regional focus lies on the

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Ibrahim Al-Assil

Ibrahim Al-Assil is a Middle East analyst and commentator. He is a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East, regional dynamics and cooperation, and political economy. Al-Assil is the founder and managing partner of Dynamics Advisory, a consulting firm that provides political risk

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Dima M. Toukan

Dima Toukan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Integrated International, a development consulting firm based in Jordan and leading assignments and programming in the MENA region. Previously, Toukan served as Political/Women’s Issues Specialist at the MEPI Regional Office in Abu Dhabi covering Jordan, Yemen, and the GCC. She also served as Head of Communication

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Risa Brooks

Dr. Brooks is the Allis Chalmers Associate Professor of Political Science and a non-resident senior associate in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Brooks’ research focuses on issues related to American and comparative civil-military relations, military effectiveness, and militant & terrorist organizations; she...

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