Fellow Experts

Mohammad AffanMohammad Affan

Training Director at Al-Sharq Forum. He holds a post-graduate Diploma of “Civil Society and Human Rights”, Faculty of Economics and Polit...

Firdaous AmriFirdaous Amri

Executive Secretary at Al Sharq Forum. She completed her undergraduate program in History department at Istanbul Sehir University. Firdaous...

Tamer BadawiTamer Badawi

Tamer Badawi is a research fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He received an M.A. in International Relations (with a major in International Polit...

Zeynep CoskunZeynep Coskun

Zeynep Coskun is a Researcher at Al Sharq Forum. Prior to joining Al Sharq, she was a Dr. Herchel Smith Fellow at the University of Cambr...

Yaser Sayed OmarYaser Sayed Omar

Administrative Director at Al Sharq Forum. Yaser has a +10 Years’ Experience in the field of Management, Human Development, and Nonpr...

Associate Experts

Imraan MintyImraan Minty

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. Imraan has a specific focus on the Geopolitics of Energy. As energy resources are not ev...

David HearstDavid Hearst

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and the Editor of the Middle East Eye. He left The Guardian as its chief foreign leader writer. ...

Wadah KhanfarWadah Khanfar

President of Al Sharq Forum & Former Director-General of the Al Jazeera Network. He is a board member of the International Crisis Group and Gl...

Omar AshourOmar Ashour

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Security Studies in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, at...

Omer AslanOmer Aslan

Dr. Ömer Aslan is an Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Security Sciences at the Turkish Nati...

Abdelrahman AyyashAbdelrahman Ayyash

Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum, Chief Editor of Noonpost.net. He holds a B.A. in Computer Engineering (2011), And is currently an ...

Dimitar BechevDimitar Bechev

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. Dimitar particularly focuses on Russian foreign policy towards the Middle East and North Africa reg...

Müge DalkıranMüge Dalkıran

Muge Dalkıran is an Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. She is currently working as Istanbul-based researcher of the Global Political Tr...

Mohamad ElmasryMohamad Elmasry

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama. In 2...

Yılmaz EnsaroğluYılmaz Ensaroğlu

Senior Advisor at Al Sharq Forum. He previously served as the president of “the Association of Human Rights & Solidarity for Oppressed Peopl...

Khalid HajjiKhalid Hajji

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He is also Professor at Mohammed 1st University, Oujda/ Morocco. He was a Member of Islam Konfe...

Lahib HigelLahib Higel

Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and an independent analyst based in Baghdad/Erbil. She is currently conducting fieldwork as a rese...

Basheer NafiBasheer Nafi

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and Senior Research Fellow at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies. He writes weekly columns for Middle ...

Mesut OzcanMesut Ozcan

Senior associate fellow, Ozcan received his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University in 2000 and his M.A...

Mehmet ÖzkanMehmet Özkan

Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. Mehmet Özkan previously worked as a researcher for the Foreign Policy Department at SETA Foundation. He w...

Salman SayyidSalman Sayyid

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum, Reader at Leeds University’s Sociology Department (UK), and editor-in-chief of ReOrient magazine....

Hakkı UygurHakkı Uygur

Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He is also working with TRT World. Hakki previously worked as director of Administration and Protoco...

Dr. Ahmet YildizDr. Ahmet Yildiz

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and the head of the Research Department of the Turkish Parliament. He has authored many book...

Administrator Experts

Galip DalayGalip Dalay

Research director at Al Sharq Forum and senior associate fellow on Turkey and Kurdish Affairs at Al Jazeera Center for Studies. He previo...

Seniour Associate Experts

Basheer NafiBasheer Nafi

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and Senior Research Fellow at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies. He writes weekly columns for Middle ...

David HearstDavid Hearst

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and the Editor of the Middle East Eye. He left The Guardian as its chief foreign leader writer. ...

Dimitar BechevDimitar Bechev

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. Dimitar particularly focuses on Russian foreign policy towards the Middle East and North Africa reg...

Wadah KhanfarWadah Khanfar

President of Al Sharq Forum & Former Director-General of the Al Jazeera Network. He is a board member of the International Crisis Group and Gl...

Authors

Abdullah YeginAbdullah Yegin

Abdullah Yegin graduated with a B.A. in Art History from the Istanbul University. Between the years of 2000 and 2005, he conducted researc...

Ammar KahfAmmar Kahf

Dr. Ammar Kahf is the Executive Director of Omran for Strategic Studies, a policy think-tank center based in Istanbul and focusing on Syria...

Antonios AlexandridisAntonios Alexandridis

Antonios Alexandridis is a Ph.D. researcher at Vrije University Amsterdam. He is currently carrying out his participatory research together ...

Carole NakhleCarole Nakhle

Director, Crystol Energy

Chris DoyleChris Doyle

Chris Doyle is the Director of the Council for Arab-
British Understand, an NGO based in London.
He is an expert on the Middle East and a frequent...

Dalal BajesDalal Bajes

Dalal Bajes received her B.A. in Arabic Literature from Birzeit University in 2007 and her M.A. in International relations in 2010 from the ...

Emre ErsenEmre Ersen

Emre Erşen is an associate professor at Marmara University’s Department of Political Science and International Relations. He completed his...

Farhad RezaeiFarhad Rezaei

Dr. Farhad Rezaei received his Ph.D. in International Relations from University of Malaya in 2015. He is currently a research fellow at Mi...

Hugh LovattHugh Lovatt

Hugh Lovatt is the Israel/Palestine Project Coordinator
for ECFR's Middle East and North Africa
Programme. Prior to this, he worked as a...

Ibrahim KalinIbrahim Kalin

Ibrahim Kalin is the Presidential Spokesperson, Ambassador, Deputy Secretary-General of the Presidency and Special Adviser to the Presiden...

Intissar KherigiIntissar Kherigi

Intissar Kherigi is a co-founder and programmes director of the Jasmine Foundation, a ‘think and do
tank’ in Tunisia specializing in cit...

Jamal AbdullahJamal Abdullah

Jamal Abdullah is currently an Academic Visitor at the Middle East Centre, Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford in the UK. Be...

Kristian Coates UlrichsenKristian Coates Ulrichsen

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Is Fellow For The Middle East At Rice University’s Baker Institute For Public Policy In Houston, Texas. He Is...

Leonid M IssaevLeonid M Issaev

Leonid M. Issaev earned his PhD in 2014 from the Institute for African Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is currently a se...

M. Tahir KilavuzM. Tahir Kilavuz

M. Tahir Kilavuz

Mahjoob ZweiriMahjoob Zweiri

Associate Professor in Contemporary History and Politics of the Middle East and the Head of Humanities.

Mariya PetkovaMariya Petkova

Mariya Petkova is a Bulgarian journalist covering
the Middle East and the Balkans. She holds
an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from
Ox...

Muberra Nur EminMuberra Nur Emin

Muberra Nur Emin is a Research Assistant at SETA Foundation’s Economy and Society Researches branch, and she pursues her MA in Sociolog...

Muhanad SeloomMuhanad Seloom

Muhanad Seloom is an independent analyst and academic researcher into ethno-sectarian conflicts. He is also the co-founder of the Iraqi Rese...

Omar KadkoyOmar Kadkoy

Omar Kadkoy is a Research Associate at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey’s (TEPAV) Area Studies Programme. Born and raise...

Serafim YurievSerafim Yuriev

Russian State University for Humanities

Sinan HatahetSinan Hatahet

Sinan Hatahet is a Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He is currently a consultant working with a number of think tanks on Syria....

Timur KaymazTimur Kaymaz

Timur Kaymaz is a Project Manager at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey’s (TEPAV) Area Studies Programme and its Innova...

Walter PoschWalter Posch

Dr. Walter Posch is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Defence Academy in Vienna, Dr. Posch holds a PHD in Iranian Studies and a M...

Yury BarminYury Barmin

Yury Barmin is a risk consultant whose work focuses on issues related to the Middle East and Russia’s positioning there. He is an Expert at...

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