Experts & Staff – Middle East and North Africa

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Turkey and Turkish politics; the Kurdish issue (in Turkey and Iraq); democracy; media freedom

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

The Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf region, European relations with the Gulf countries.

Director, Middle East and North Africa programme

Areas of expertise

Middle East; Syria; Lebanon; Jordan; Iraq

Director, European Power programme

Areas of expertise

European foreign and security policy strategy; politics, political movements and cohesion within the EU; Flexible Union; European refugee and migration policy; human rights, democracy, and justice

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Human rights; democracy; justice; North Africa (especially Egypt and Tunisia); war crimes; drones and counterterrorism; US foreign policy

Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa programme
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Europe-Iran relations; Iran nuclear deal and associated sanctions policy; Iranian foreign and domestic policy; Iran-Saudi relations

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

MENA, Horn of Africa, local actors, security and development

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Historical, political and social developments of Yemen and the GCC states over past half century, rural development and community participation policies

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Religion, politics, and society in North Africa; the Sahara; the Sahel

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Middle East; Israel/Palestine; Mashreq region; conflict prevention/resolution; Islamic societies; identity politics

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Libyan affairs; politics, governance and development in the Arab world

Head, ECFR Rome
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Geopolitics and International Relations; MENA Region; Libya; EU-MENA relations; Italian-Libyan relations; Italian foreign policy