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AJCS ranked top think tank in the Gulf and fifth in the Middle East and North Africa in 2018



AJCS ranks number 5 in the Top Think Tanks in Middle East and North Africa in 2018


Al Jazeera Forum

The 13th Al Jazeera Forum


Al Marsad






Solon Simmons

is sociologist and professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. His forthcoming books include “Root Narrative Theory and Conflict Resolution; Power, Justice and Values” and “The Redemption of Great Power Politics: The Unfulfilled Promise of the Nobel Peace Prize”.

Ali Akbar Dareini

is researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies in Tehran and author of “Legitimate Deterrence”.

Mehari Taddele Maru

is a scholar of peace and security, law and governance, human rights and migration issues. He holds a Doctorate of Legal Sciences from JLU Giessen, Germany, an MPA from Harvard and an MSc from the University of Oxford as well as an LLB from Addis Ababa University.

Dr. Yahia Zoubir

is Professor and Director of Research in Geopolitics, KEDGE Business School. He is the author of numerous books and volumes, including “North Africa in Transition-State, Society and Economic Transformation in the 1990s” and “North Africa: Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation.”

Dr. Nilofar Sakhi

is a scholar-practitioner in development, a lecturer at George Mason University and the founder and former executive director of a national NGO WASSA.

Ahmet Alioglu/Al-Burai

is a Palestinian-Turkish academic and analyst. He holds a PhD degree from Istanbul Technical University in Political Marketing, and has taught at several Palestinian and Turkish universities.

Samir Bennis

Political analyst with more than eight years of experience as a political adviser with an Arab mission to the United Nations in New York. For the past two and half years, he has been working as senior political analyst in Washington D.C. covering the Middle East region.

Anna Jacobs

Independent researcher and former political risk consultant on Morocco and Algeria. Her research focuses on politics in the Maghreb, democratization and political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, media and civil society, and migration.