Policy Briefs - Al Jazeera Center for Studies


AJCS maintains its 5th position among Middle East think tanks


Opinion Poll

Arab Elites' Attitudes toward Arab-Iranian Relations


Al Jazeera Forum

The 11th Al Jazeera Forum


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Stasa Salacanin

Is a journalist from Slovenia who specialises in Middle Eastern affairs, trade and political relations, energy, aviation as well as Syria and Yemen, terrorism and defence.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

is Fellow for the Middle East at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, Texas. He is the author of four books on the international relations and political economy of the Gulf, including Qatar and the Arab Spring and The United Arab Emirates: Power, Politics,and Policymaking.

Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His books include “Searching Jenin”, “The Second Palestinian Intifada” and his latest “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story”.

Naveed Ahmad

Naveed Ahmad is a strategic analyst and academic with extensive reporting experience in South Asia, Middle East and North Africa. Based in Doha and Istanbul, he specializes in matters concerning security, diplomacy and governance.

Abdihakim Ainte

Abdihakim Ainte is currently an independent analyst and fellow at the Institute of Reconciliation & Justices. Prior to that an advisor to previous Somalia government on various capacities.

Wang Jian

Dr. Wang Jian is a professor of history and international political economy at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). He now serves as director of Institute of History in SASS, director of Center for West Asia and North Africa Studies (CWANAS) of SASS.

Ahmed al Burai

Editor at large TRTWORLD Former lecturer at Istanbul Aydin University writes for Aljazeera, Middle East Eye, Middle East Monitor, Daily Sabah.

Jonathan Miller

is founding director of the Council on International Policy and is a senior fellow on East Asia for the EastWest Institute. Miller is also an international affairs fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior fellow with the Asian Forum Japan (AFJ), based in Tokyo.