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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David Schenker

David Schenker is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute. Confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2019, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs through January 2021. In that capacity, he was the principal Middle East advisor to the secretary of state and the senior official overseeing the conduct of

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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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Emiliano Alessandri

Emiliano Alessandri has managed the Mediterranean Partnership portfolio of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) since 2013. He is an expert on Euro-Mediterranean relations with a focus on North Africa. He has also published widely on Turkey. His research focuses on US-European approaches to the region and prospects for multilateral security dialogue.

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John Mukum Mbaku

Prior to coming to Weber State University, Dr. Mbaku was a tenured professor at Kennesaw State University, where he taught from 1985 to 1991. At Weber State University, Dr. Mbaku was awarded the John S. Hinckley faculty award for excellence in exemplary teaching, outstanding scholarship, and extraordinary service. He has also held the Willard L.

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Nima Khorrami

Nima Khorrami is a Research Associate at The Arctic Institute. His areas of research and expertise revolve around soft power, maritime, and geopolitical issues in the Persian Gulf, Horn of Africa and the Arctic. Nima has written extensively on the Persian Gulf and geopolitics in the region for the Guardian, Al Jazeera, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace among...

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