Dr. Mohammed Masbah

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme Biography Mohammed Masbah is an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. He is a political sociologist whose work centers on authoritarianism youth movements and political Islam, with a focus on North Africa. Dr Masbah is the director of the Moroccan

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Kamran Bokhari

Dr. Kamran Bokhari is a Founding Director at the Center for Global Policy where he heads the Governance in Muslim-Majority States program. Dr. Bokhari also teaches courses on Global Studies and Central Asia at U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. Bokhari is also a Non-Resident Scholar at the Arabia Foundation. He served as a

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Adel Rafik

He is an Egyptian translator and journalist. He studied English literature at Cairo University, where he got his B.A. in 1986. He has started his career since 1987, and recently, he has worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Middle East Observer. https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-sudan-impasse-under-gerd-declaration-of-principles/

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Bilal Wahab

Bilal Wahab is the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner fellow at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on governance in the Iraqi Kurdish region and in Iraq as a whole. He has taught at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani, where he established the Center for Development and Natural Resources, a research program on

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Michael W. S. Ryan

Dr. Michael W. S. Ryan is an independent consultant and researcher on Middle Eastern security issues and a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation. He is the author of Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America (Columbia University Press, 2013). Ryan has served as the Vice President of the Middle East Institute as well

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Simon Henderson

Baker FellowDirector, Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Institute’s Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/experts/view/henderson-simon

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Samuel Ramani

Samuel Ramani is a doctoral candidate the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. His research focuses on Russian foreign policy towards the Middle East, with a focus on the civil wars in Syria and Yemen. Samuel is a geopolitical analyst and commentator who writes frequently for the Washington Post, The Diplomat, Carnegie

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Khader Sawaed

Khader Sawaed is a Neubauer Research Associate at INSS and a PhD candidate in Political Science department at the University of Haifa. He writes about the influence of stateness on democratic consolidation: comparative examination of Tunisia and Egypt after the ‘Arab Spring’. Holds a BA in political science and education and MA in international relations,

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