Mohammed Soliman

Mohammed Soliman is a Non-Resident Scholar with the Middle East Institute’s Cyber Program. His work focuses on the intersection of technology, geopolitics, and business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and his extensive, cross-sectoral network throughout the region informs his analysis. Previously, he worked as an analyst and columnist for Tahrir News, al-Maqal,

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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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Daniel Benaim

Daniel Benaim is a fellow at The Century Foundation. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and part-time faculty in the Program in International Relations at New York University (NYU). Benaim works on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Previously, he served as Middle East policy adviser and

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İsmet Akça

İsmet Akça is no longer with the Carnegie Middle East Center. İsmet Akça was a consultant and nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Turkish military’s economy and civil-military relations in Turkey. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was assistant professor at the Department of Political Science

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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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Geneive Abdo

Geneive Abdo is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, where she specializes in Iraq, Iran, and Shia-Sunni relations. She is also a lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Her current research focuses on the shifting political and religious alliances within Shia communities in the Middle East. She

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