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Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

Dr Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. She is an expert on extreme violence, and terrorism, with a focus on Islamism and jihadism in Algeria. She has been a guest speaker in various conferences and she has published on political and extremist violence, including work on Islamism in Algeria, the DRS and the "pouvoir" but also on the participation of women in jihadi groups and articles about the Islamic State.
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A.G. Firouz @AGFirouz

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Aaron Magid @AaronMagid

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Abdellah Mallek @AbdellahMALLEK

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Abdulla Hawez @abdullahawez

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Abdulrahman E. Al Lily

Abdulrahman E. Al Lily, PhD (Oxford), is a Saudi Assistant Professor at King Faisal University and a Common Room Member at Wolfson College, the University of Oxford....
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Abeer Ayyoub @abeerayyoub

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Abubakr al-Shamahi @abubakrabdullah

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Abul-Hasanat Siddique

Abul-Hasanat Siddique @abul_hasanat

Abul-Hasanat is an author and journalist. He is the Managing Editor at Fair Observer, a US-based nonprofit organization. Abul-Hasanat is co-author of The Arab Uprisings:...
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Adam Baron @adammbaron

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Adam Hedengren @AHedengren

Adam is co-founder and editor of Your Middle East. He has studied Arabic and Middle Eastern history, and previously lived in Syria and Tunisia. He is an active voice...
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Adam Walker @AdamWalkerGB

Adam holds degrees in both Arabic-Theology and Law respectively. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Middle Eastern history and has delivered lectures and published...
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Adela Suliman @ASBintBattuta

Adela is a British-Sudanese freelance journalist and has lived in Tripoli since 2012.
Adham Farah

Adham Farah

Adham has written articles for Beyond Magazine and Beirut Times Newspaper and is currently residing in Beirut.
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Adnan Abu Amer @adnanabuamer1

Adnan is a Palestinian writer living in Gaza. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the National University for Open Education and a political...
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Adnan Oktar

Adnan Oktar @adnan_oktar

Under the pen-name Harun Yahya, Mr. Adnan Oktar has authored some 300 books in 73 languages on political, faith-related and scientific issues which have been read...
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Adra El Azzouzi

Adra El Azzouzi is a King’s College London postgraduate, with international academic track record in Middle Eastern politics. She currently interns at ECFR...
Adrian Mourby

Adrian Mourby

Adrian is an award-winning writer and producer, who was recently one of the five finalists for the award of UK Travel Journalist of the Year.
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Afef Abrougui

Afef Abrougui @Afaf_TN

Afef Abrougui is a Tunis based freelance journalist and an author for Global Voices Online. She was a former reporter for the free speech NGO Index on Censorship.
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Afrah Nasser @Afrahnasser

Afrah is a Yemeni blogger, writer, graduate student in communication at Gothenburg University in Sweden, and co-founder of @YemeniSalon.
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Agaila Abba @Agailita

Agaila is a Sahrawi born in the refugee camps in Algeria. She is currently pursuing her studies in Political Science and International Studies with a focus in African...
Ahlam Hamid Al-Watary

Ahlam Hamid Al-Watary

Ahlam is a freelance journalist, writer and English teacher from Sana'a, Yemen.
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Ahmad Jamal El-Merabi

Ahmad Jamal El-Merabi

Ahmad is a Consultant and Advisor on US-MENA Geopolitics and International Affairs. He served as a political advisor for two successive U.S. Congressional campaigns,...
Ahmad Qabaha

Ahmad Qabaha

Ahmad is a PhD student of comparative and postcolonial literature at Lancaster University, UK. He has recently published ‘The Complications of Exile and Belonging...
Ahmed Al-haddad

Ahmed Al-haddad @AhmdHaddad

Ahmed is a Bahraini researcher and a political and social rights advocate.
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Ahmed Ezz Eldin

Ahmed Ezz Eldin @a_ezz_eldin

Ahmed is a PhD candidate at Columbia University. His research focuses on the political economy of the Middle East. He is a former researcher at TUSIAD Competitiveness...
Ahmed Kadry

Ahmed Kadry @AhmedKadry

Ahmed is a PhD candidate at the Imperial College of London where he is researching women's socio-political discourse and identity in the 1952 and 2011 Egyptian...
Ahmet Uysal

Ahmet Uysal @auysal5

Dr. Uysal is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Marmara University in Istanbul.
Ahu Yigit

Ahu Yigit @AhuYigit1

Ahu is a Kone Foundation fellow. She has published extensively on democratic transitions, culture and modernity in Turkey and the Muslim world. She has previously...
Aisha Habli

Aisha Habli @HyperchickAisha

Aisha Habli works as a public relations and media specialist. She is a peace activist and a member of the Media Association for Peace and MasterPeace Lebanon.
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Akil N Awan

Akil N Awan @Akil_N_Awan

Dr. Akil N. Awan is Lecturer in Modern History, Political Violence and Terrorism in both the Department of History and the Department Politics & International...
Al-Hussein Al-Midrat

Al-Hussein Al-Midrat

Al-Hussein Al-Midrat is a member of the Council of Youth Leaders in Agadir, and the director of the electronic newspaper Agadir TV. He studies Arab Culture and Arts at the University of Ibn Zahr.
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Alan Kadduri

Alan Kadduri @AlanKadduri

Alan carries a M.Sc. in Business & Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School, and is currently working in development consulting. He has a passion...
Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan @alastairsloan

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Alessandra Abbona

Alessandra Abbona @AlessAbbona

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Alex Malouf

Alex Malouf @alex_malouf

Alex Malouf has lived in the Gulf for almost a decade. He now resides in Dubai.
Alexander Gaute

Alexander Gaute @alexgaute

Alexander is studying to become a teacher, and currently resides in Varanasi, India, to research the use of the Qur’an in Islamic education.
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Alexandra Ivanoff

Alexandra Ivanoff

Alexandra is an American journalist living in Istanbul since 2007. She is a regular contributor to TIME OUT ISTANBUL monthly magazine since 2008 and TODAY'S...
Alexandra Vaughan

Alexandra Vaughan

Alexandra Vaughan lived in Ramallah, working with the Central Elections Commission - Palestine, after spending time last year teaching in Nablus.
Alexandra Wicksell

Alexandra Wicksell @AWicksell

Alexandra is studying for a MSc in Middle East Politics at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. She recently lived in Tunisia.
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Alfred G. Gerteiny

Alfred G. Gerteiny

Alfred is an author, lecturer and consultant on the Middle East, Islam, Terrorism, international security, and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He is a former...
Ali A. Olomi

Ali A. Olomi @aaolomi

Ali is an Afghan-American activist, writer and historian of the Middle East who publishes on matters of religion, politics, and gender and sexuality.
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Ali Alawi

Ali is a Bahraini freelance journalist, and currently works full-time as a public relations coordinator. He works with Bahrain TV on project basis, and was the managing...
Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Ali is a German-Iranian political scientist educated at universities in Germany, France and the Netherlands. Currently, he is finalizing his Ph.D. thesis at the...
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Ali Kadri

Ali Kadri

Dr Ali Kadri is a Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute. Kadri was visiting fellow in LSE’s Department...
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Ali Mamouri

Ali Mamouri

Ali is a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Social Justice at Australian Catholic University
Alia Fakhry

Alia Fakhry

Alia is a graduate student at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University. She lives between the Middle East, Europe and West Africa. Her interests range...
Alia Turki Al-Rabeo

Alia Turki Al-Rabeo @endprejudice

Alia is a journalist. She co-founded Silent Heroes, Invisible Bridges won UN X-Cultural Reporting Award 2010. Besides reporting for regional newspapers, she has...
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Alice Curci

Alice Curci

Alice is studying Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College, London. She is currently doing an internship at Your Middle East and can be reached at
Alina Abouelenin

Alina Abouelenin

Alina is currently pursuing a Masters in Journalism at Columbia University.
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Alon Ben-Meir

Alon Ben-Meir

Alon Ben-Meir is a professor of international relations at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU. He teaches courses on international negotiation and Middle Eastern...
Alpaslan Ozerdem

Alpaslan Ozerdem

Alpaslan is Chair in Peace-Building and Co-Director of Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University. He leads the CPRS Turkey – Peace...
Alpaslan Ozerdem

Alpaslan Ozerdem

Alpaslan is Chair in Peace-Building and Co-Director of Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University.
Amine Ghali

Amine Ghali

Amine Ghali is the Programme Director of Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM).
Amr El-Abyad

Amr El-Abyad

Amr studied Electrical Engineering and has worked in project management. He later obtained a master degree in environmental engineering in addition to doing post-graduate...
Anahita Hosseini

Anahita Hosseini

Anahita has a law degree from Tehran University and is currently studying Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, Sweden. In Iran she was a student activist and...
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Andrea Calabretta

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Andres Guadamuz

Andres Guadamuz

Dr Andres Guadamuz is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex.
Angela Boskovitch

Angela Boskovitch @aboskovitch

Angela is a Cairo-based writer, researcher and cultural producer.
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Anna Kokko @kokk_a

Anna is a freelance journalist currently based in Brussels.
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Anna-Theresa Bachmann

Anna-Theresa is a Master student in Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University. She spent two semesters in Cairo and is one of the co-organizers of 'Sidewalk...
Anne Irfan

Anne Irfan

Anne is a PhD student at the London School of Economics, where she is researching the history of the Palestinian refugee camps. In March 2016 she spoke in the UK...
Anno Bunnik

Anno Bunnik @Eurabist

Anno Bunnik is a Fellow at the Centre for Applied Research in Security Innovation at Liverpool Hope University. Check out his blog
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Anonymous author

The author, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a former official of an EU member state who was tasked with the Middle East Peace Process.
Antonia  Roupell

Antonia Roupell @ataroupell

Antonia is an independent documentary filmmaker and journalist specialising in stories from the MENA region. She is based between London and Beirut.
Aras Ahmed Mhamad

Aras Ahmed Mhamad

Aras is a freelance journalist and regular contributor for Fair Observer. He is the Founder and Deputy Editor of SMART, an independent English magazine that focuses...
Arash Armadi

Arash Armadi

"Arash Armadi" is the pseudonym of a teenage Iranian-American who recently lived in Iran to experience the country.
Arash & Omid Irani

Arash & Omid Irani

Arash is a student at Rutgers University pursuing a degree majoring in Political Sciences with a minor in History. He predominantly analyzes the most pressing issues...
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Ardeshir  and Gholam Vatandoust

Ardeshir and Gholam Vatandoust

Ardeshir Vatandoust is a professional engineer in Petroleum and Mining and Dr. Gholam Vatandoust is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the American University of Kuwait.
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Ariel Azoff

Ariel Azoff @ArielAzoff

Ariel is a writer, traveler and occasional entrepreneur. In 2010, she moved to the Middle East to work in international advocacy for the Mossawa Center, the Advocacy...
Armenak Tokmajyan

Armenak Tokmajyan

Armenak Tokmajyan, an Armenian who has lived in Syria, is currently a student at the Master's Degree programme in Peace, Mediation and conflict Resolution at the University of Tampere.
Arshiah Parween

Arshiah Parween

Arshiah is an Indian born and raised in Kuwait. As a Middle Eastern enthusiast her research interests revolve around women issues and education in the region. You...
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Asger Gørup Nielsen

Asger Gørup Nielsen @AsgerGoerup

Asger is a Danish freelance journalist currently based in Beirut. He writes mostly about human rights issues and the overlooked stories in Lebanon. He is educated...
Asli Elitsoy

Asli Elitsoy

Asli is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University in Turkey.
Aslihan Agaoglu

Aslihan Agaoglu @Asli_Agaoglu

Aslihan Agaoglu was born in İstanbul and worked as a lawyer before she moved to England, where she did her MA in creative writing at the University of Kent. She...
Asma Mehan

Asma Mehan @asmamehan

Asma Mehan is a Research Fellow at Deakin University and a PhD Candidate at Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Torino.
Atiaf Zaid Alwazir

Atiaf Zaid Alwazir @womanfromyemen

Atiaf Zaid Alwazir is a researcher and blogger based in Sana'a. She is also a co-founder of the media advocacy group @SupportYemen.
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Avi Zimmerman

Avi Zimmerman @avraham_david

Avi Zimmerman is the international representative of Ariel, an Israeli settlement and city in the West Bank. He is the Executive Director of Ariel Development Fund...
Aya Al-Hakim

Aya Al-Hakim

Aya is an Iraqi-Canadian writer, poet, and journalism student at the University of King’s College, Halifax. She lived in Amman and developed a passion for...
Aya Chebbi

Aya Chebbi @aya_chebbi

Aya is an award winning Tunisian blogger, women's advocate and peace activist.
Ayat Mneina

Ayat Mneina @ShababLibya

Ayat Mneina is one of the founding members of the Libyan Youth Movement and the Libyan Youth Forum, both established to help support Libya during and after the revolution...
Ümit Dag

Ümit Dag

Ümit is a Swedish-Syriac comedian.
Özer Khalid

Özer Khalid @ozerkhalid

Özer is a Senior Consultant, Geo-Strategist and a Freelance Journalist.
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