is a professor of government and politics at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
Dr. M Hosam Hafez is Syrian lawyer, academic, and former head of the Legal Office of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee
Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and author of “Muted Modernists” (Hurst & OUP, 2015) and “Salman’s Legacy: the Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia” (Hurst, 2018).
Malak Chabkoun is an independent Middle East researcher and writer. She holds a Master in Public Administration and a Master in Political Science. Malak is also currently a PhD candidate at the University of Houston, and her dissertation is titled, "The Arrow Points the Other Way: Institutions Born…
is a Doha-based Researcher at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies and Al Jazeera English. She previously worked for UNDP and Amnesty International UK. She is an MA graduate from the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Dr. Mark N. Katz Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University (USA) and has been writing about Soviet and Russian foreign policy toward the Gulf and the Middle East for over 35 years.
Massoumeh Torfeh is a research associate at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at the School of Oriental and African Studies specialising in the politics of Iran and Afghanistan.
Mehari Taddele Maru is Program Head for the African Conflict Prevention Program at the Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS), Addis Ababa office.
Dr. 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.