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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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Jacob Wirtschafter

Jacob Wirtschafter

Jacob is currently based in Cairo with Associated Reporters Abroad, and has covered the Middle East from the Gulf to North Africa. He was the Managing Editor of...
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Jameel W. Karaki

Jameel W. Karaki @jameelkaraki

Jameel is a copywriter based in Kuwait, he holds a Master in Public Governance in the Arab World from the University of Granada and is a regular contributor to Your Middle East.
James Denselow

James Denselow @JamesDenselow

James Denselow is a director of the independent Foreign Policy think thank the 'New Diplomacy Platform'. He has lived and worked across the Middle East...
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James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey

James is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University and author of the blog The Turbulent...
Jane Williams

Jane Williams

Jane Williams is Editor of Knowledge Arabia at INSEAD Knowledge.
Jasmine Roman

Jasmine Roman

Jasmine Roman is a pseudonym for a Syrian writer. Follow her on Twitter @JasmineRoman01
Jean AbiNader

Jean AbiNader

Jean is Executive Director of the Moroccan American Trade and Investment Center. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a trade association and corporate...
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Jenny Tsiropoulou

Jenny Tsiropoulou

Jenny is a freelance journalist currently based in Tunisia. She has studied Law in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and holds a Master's Degree...
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Jeremy Suyker

Jeremy Suyker

Jeremy (b.1985) is a French photographer specialized in sociocultural and contemporary issues. He has been to Iran on several occasions since 2013, reporting among...
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Jibreel Delgado

Jibreel Delgado @JibreelDelgado

Jibreel is a PhD student in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona (MENAS), where he teaches introductory courses in...
Jill Saunders

Jill Saunders

"Jill Saunders" is a pseudonym. The woman behind "Jill" is a Canadian-born teacher who has spent the last three years working in the Middle East....
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Joey Ayoub

Joey Ayoub @JoeyAyoub

Joey lives in Hamra, Beirut and is co-founder and editor of HummusForThought:
Johannes A. Makar

Johannes A. Makar

Johannes is a graduate student at Leuven University (KU Leuven) in Belgium and a freelance writer, frequently focused on the Middle East.
John Last

John Last

John is a Canadian freelance journalist in Istanbul covering the protests.
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John Ridley

John Ridley

John is a journalist who has lived and worked in the Middle East for more than thirty years. Based in Bahrain and Beirut, John can be contacted at
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John Robertson

John Robertson @JohnFRobertson

John is a history Professor at Central Michigan University, an authority on the history and cultures of the Middle East. His book, Iraq: A Brief History, is about...
John Wreford

John Wreford @JohnWreford

John is a photographer who has lived in Syria for many years. He recently had to leave his house in Damascus’ Old City, and currently resides in Istanbul.
Jonathan Moremi

Jonathan Moremi @jonamorem

Jonathan Moremi is a freelance journalist and writer with 35 years experience reporting as a political correspondent both from Germany and the Middle East. Since...
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Joobin Bekhrad

Joobin Bekhrad @reorientmag

Joobin (BBA, MSc.) is the Founder and Editor of REORIENT, as well as the Co-Founder of artclvb, an online platform for contemporary Middle Eastern art. He is also...
Jordan Olmstead

Jordan Olmstead @jcolmstead1

Jordan is a freelance writer and a researcher at the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle Eastern Conflict. You can reach him at
Jordan Toone

Jordan Toone

Jordan is a Corporate Associate with White & Case LLP in New York. In 2012, he was a visiting researcher at Yale University.
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Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader of the German Green Party for almost 20 years.
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Josef Olmert

Josef Olmert

Dr. Josef Olmert is Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina. A native of Israel, he was formerly a professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv,...
Joseph Benzekri

Joseph Benzekri @JosephBenzekri

Joseph is a Tunisian small business owner based in Paris that has worked in the agro-export business for over two decades. He is also active in North African civil...
Joseph Sabroski

Joseph Sabroski @joesabro

Joseph is an independent journalist focusing on human rights, U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post and
Joshka Wessels

Joshka Wessels @joshkawessels

Joshka is a post-doc in Peace and Conflict Studies for the Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts at the University of Copenhagen. Her current work focuses...
Joshua Gleis

Joshua Gleis

Dr. Joshua Gleis is co-author of Hezbollah and Hamas: A Comparative Study (Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2012) and author of Withdrawing Under Fire: Lessons...
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Joshua N. Weiss

Joshua N. Weiss

Dr. Joshua N. Weiss is the Managing Director of Abraham's Path Initiative. He is also Co-Founder and Senior Fellow of Global Negotiation Initiative, Harvard Negotiation Project.
Joshua  Rutstein

Joshua Rutstein

Joshua is an intern with Your Middle East. He is also engaged with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting America.
Juan Cole

Juan Cole

Juan Cole is an American scholar, public intellectual, and historian of the modern Middle East and South Asia. He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.
Judith Hertog

Judith Hertog @JudithHertog

Judith teaches creative writing and works as a freelance journalist. She was born in Amsterdam and moved to Israel as a teenager. Judith has lived in China, Tibet,...
Julia Macfarlane

Julia Macfarlane @JuliaMacfarlane

Julia, a Scottish-Indonesian, is a broadcast journalist at BBC World Service. Her work focuses on the Middle East.
Julia Tierney

Julia Tierney @memariposa

Julia is a doctoral candidate at the University of California Berkeley, currently doing dissertation research in Beirut on circulations of violence and investment.
Julian Phillips

Julian Phillips

Julian is a freelance writer, currently based in New York. He blogs regularly about the Middle East at and
Justin Salhani

Justin Salhani @JustinSalhani

Justin is a Beirut-based freelance journalist contributing to Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, among others.
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