Experts & Staff

Fatima Ayub

ECFR Alumni · Former Associate Fellow


Fatima Ayub was an associate policy fellow for ECFR’s Middle East & North Africa programme.



A Westphalia moment at Geneva?

The most problematic component of political and strategic competition in the MENA region has been the cultivation and manipulation of sectarian agendas. The Geneva meetings over Iran's nuclear programme, however, may prove to be the beginning of the end to the region’s most troublesome conflict.

Serious straits: why trouble looms in the Gulf

An understanding of the importance of the Gulf States is vital for explaining how the wider Middle East functions, thanks to their wealth, their energy resources, their geostrategic position, and their straddling of many of the MENA region's major faultlines.    



In the media

ECFR's Gulf Analysis is mentioned in Al Monitor. 

ECFR's Gulf Analysis is quoted in this Economist article.

ECFR's "Gulf Analysis" edited by Fatima Ayub is quoted extensively

Fatima Ayub piece on the failures of the West in Syria is published in Spanish

Fatima Ayub talks about the failures of the West in Syria