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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Dina Esfandiary

Dina Esfandiary is a fellow at The Century Foundation. Her research focuses on Persian Gulf security, Iran’s foreign relations, and relations between states and non-proliferation in the Middle East.  She is also an international security program research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Prior to this, she was

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