Chafic Choucair

is a researcher at AlJazeera Centre for Studies specialising in the affairs of the Mashreq (Levantregion) and Islamist movements. He holds a PhD in Islamic studies (Law and the Principle of Fiqh). His research interests include crises in the Levant region, especially the Syrian issue; the Arab-Israeli struggle; Sunni and Shiite trends; and Jihadist groups and their intellectual and jurisprudential rhetoricand political orientations. He has made many contributions and conducted much research including, “Hezbollah’s narrative of the Syrian war and the sectarian issue”, “The rhetoric, role and future of Jihadi ‘scholars’” and “Daesh’s Ideological Origins”.