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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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Rachel Williamson

Rachel Williamson @rwilliamson_

Rachel is a Cairo-based freelance journalist and photographer. She covers the business and politics of North Africa and the Middle East.
Raffaele Piccolo

Raffaele Piccolo @RaffPiccolo

Raffaele is an Australian who currently resides in Palestine. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Honours Degree of Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Adelaide, Australia.
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Raghda Arafa

Raghda Arafa

Raghda is a Cairo-based regular contributor to Your Middle East.
Ragnar Weilandt

Ragnar Weilandt @ragnarweilandt

Ragnar is a doctoral researcher at the Université libre de Bruxelles and the University of Warwick working on EU-Mediterranean relations. As a freelance journalist,...
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Rakiya Eddarhem

Born and raised in Laayoune, Rakiya is a member of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces Party (USFP) and one of the youngest Members of Morocco’s Parliament....
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Rami Khrais @RamiNKhrais

Rami Khrais is a graduate in Economics and commentator on Middle Eastern politics.
Rana  Askoul

Rana Askoul @RanaAskoul

Rana is the founder of Changing Pink, a Middle East-based initiative seeking to empower women in the region. She is also a published writer with a focus on the Middle East and women's issues.
Rana Baker

Rana Baker @RanaGaza

Rana Baker is a Gaza resident who blogs for Electronic intifada.
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Rana E. Manna

Rana is a freelance journalist based in Gaza. She covered the Gaza War in November 2012 for Your Middle East exclusively.
Rana  Jawad

Rana Jawad

Rana is lecturer in social policy at the University of Bath. She is also founder and current convener of the MENA social policy network and MENA social policy blog.
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Rana Sabbagh @Rana_Sabbagh

Rana is Executive Director of ARIJ, a not-for-profit organization spreading a culture of investigative reporting inside newsrooms and media faculties in nine Arab...
Rana Wasfy

Rana Wasfy @ranawasfy

Rana Wasfy is studying Economics and Finance in the German University in Cairo. You can read her blog here
Randa Ghazy

Randa Ghazy

Randa Ghazy is a freelance journalist born and raised in Italy from Egyptian parents. She is the author of three novels.
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Raveen Dosky

Raveen Dosky

Raveen is an American-Kurdish Psychology major, based in Washington DC.
Rawan Da'as

Rawan Da'as @RawanDaas

Rawan is a Stanford AMENDS fellow who is passionate about photography.
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Rawan Ezzat

Rawan Ezzat @roona2020

Rawan is a fresh journalism graduate from the American University in Cairo. She worked briefly as a researcher with Bassem Youssef, and a freelancer at Majalla....
Raya Abu Gulal

Raya Abu Gulal

Raya Abu Gulal is currently running her own legal consultancy firm providing legal advice specialising in the Middle East. She is the co-founder of the Women Lawyers...
Raya Saksouk

Raya Saksouk

Raya is a student at the University of Michigan, specializing in international security, norms, and cooperation. You can follow her on Tumblr at
Razan Ghazzawi

Razan Ghazzawi @RedRazan

Razan is a prominent revolutionary feminist activist in Syria. She is a long-time blogger and a campaigner for human rights with the Center for Media and Freedom of Expression.
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Raziqueh Hussain

Raziqueh Hussain

Raziqueh is a journalist who has won the Dubai Shopping Festival Award 2012 as well as the Global Village Award 2012. She was also short-listed for the Kurt Schork...
Rebecca Mavin

Rebecca Mavin

Rebecca has degrees in Religious Studies and Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King's College London, and has worked in Westminster and in a variety...
Reem Ramzi Hachache

Reem Ramzi Hachache

Reem is a Public Relations student and freelance writer currently based in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Reham M. Omar

Reham M. Omar

Reham is an Egyptian - New Zealander freelance writer and social activist. She has worked with many local and International NGOs to promote human rights and gender...
Rena Zuabi

Rena Zuabi

Rena Zuabi is a Palestinian-American, currently living in Ramallah and working in the NGO sector. She has written articles for Mondoweiss, Atlantic Council's New Atlanticist, and PULSE Media.
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Reporters Without Borders @RSF_RWB

Reporters Without Borders (RWB, also Reporters Sans Frontières, RSF) is a France-based international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes...
Richard  McNeil Willson

Richard McNeil Willson @mcneilwillson

Richard is a doctoral student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, researching issues surrounding radicalisation.
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Richard Murff

Richard Murff @rjmurff

Richard Murff is a writer, journalist, and historian. He is currently working on a book about sustainable humanitarian aid.
Richard Potter

Richard Potter

Richard is a social worker and activist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Richard is focused on Middle Eastern Issues and related US foreign policies. Currently he...
Robert Tollast

Robert Tollast

Robert is a regular contributor to The National Interest, The Small Wars Journal, Global Politics Magazine and Iraq Business News. Based in London, he is currently...
Roberta Staley

Roberta Staley

Roberta is the interim editor of the Canadian Chemical News, published in Ottawa, and an award-winning magazine writer with experience reporting from the developing...
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Rori Donaghy

Rori Donaghy @roridonaghy86

Rori is Campaign Manager at the Emirates Centre for Human Rights. You can follow their work on the website or via Twitter @ECHRIGHTS
Rory McCarthy

Rory McCarthy

Rory is researching a DPhil in Oriental Studies at St Antony's College, Oxford, where he investigates the local history of Tunisia's mainstream Islamist...
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Rosie Lyse Thompson

Rosie Lyse Thompson @rosiethomp

Rosie Lyse Thompson is a freelance British multimedia journalist based in Jordan. She is currently focusing on the humanitarian and security fall-out of the conflict in Syria.
Rowena Abdul Razak

Rowena Abdul Razak @RowenaRazak

Rowena Abdul Razak is currently reading for a DPhil in Oriental Studies at St Antony's College, Oxford. Her research focuses on British Policy and the Tudeh Party of Iran from 1941 to 1953.
Roya Sadr

Roya Sadr

Roya (born in July 26, 1960) is a Persian satirist and a scholar in Persian literature. Both her writings and her research have been acknowledged by numerous national...
Rozh Ahmad

Rozh Ahmad @rozhahmadmedia

Rozh Ahmad is a journalist based in Paris. He grew up in England but has his roots in Iraq’s Kurdish region. In the last three years, Rozh has reported from...


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Ruth Eglash

Ruth Eglash @reglash

Ruth writes for The Washington Post. She is the former Deputy Managing Director of The Jerusalem Post. Ruth is a member of Your Middle East's Advisory Board,...
Ruth Wasserman-Lande

Ruth Wasserman-Lande

Ruth is a former Israeli diplomat in Cairo and advisor to former Israeli president Shimon Peres. Today, she is Director of International Relations at the Israeli Union of Local Authorities.
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Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar @RuwaydaMustafah

Ruwayda is a Kurdish activist and commentator. She blogs at @HuffingtonPost and @GlobalVoices.
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