Mark Berlin

Mark is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the George Washington University, where he studies comparative politics, Middle East politics, and political violence.  Prior to GW, Mark earned an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a B.A. in

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Seth Binder

Seth is the Advocacy Officer at POMED. Previously, he served as the program manager and research associate at the Center for International Policy’s (CIP) Security Assistance Monitor program, where he focused on U.S. security assistance and arms sales policy. Among others, he has authored articles and publications on U.S. security assistance to Palestine, Yemen, and

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William D. Hartung

William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Program at CIP and a senior adviser to the center’s Security Assistance Monitor. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next...

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Emily Burchfield

Emily Burchfield is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs, where she manages a wide range of projects aimed at promoting peace and security through scholarship and engagement. Her research focuses primarily on civil conflict, its regional implications, and its impact on US foreign policy. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in

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Jonathan Masters

Jonathan Masters leads writers and editors who produce wide-ranging content for CFR.org, including Backgrounders, visual stories, and events. He also writes on foreign policy and national security and his work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, and Bloomberg. Masters has a BA in political science from Emory University and an MA in social theory from the

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Sarah El Battouty

Sarah El Battouty is a non-resident scholar at MEI. She is an award-winning architect with 18 years’ experience in the field of green and environmental building. Sarah is the founder of one of Egypt’s leading environmental design and auditing companies, ECOnsult, which has carried out the most certified energy-saving projects in Egypt. Her design work spans from

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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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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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