Research Updates

My research focuses on the international relations of the Middle East, with an emphasis on the Gulf states and Egypt and their engagement with the US, UK, EU, Russia and China. My theoretical and empirical contributions to international relations focus on economic factors (versus ideational and geo-strategic factors) in foreign policy and alliance building/deconstruction. I also analyze conflicts, regional security issues and political economy. I have convened and contributed to academic and policy events covering Gulf politics, Asia – Middle East relations, and Euro-Mediterranean relations. Read more about my research impact here >

My recent research projects focused on environmental politics, youth and population in the Middle East, civil – military relations, and external actors in the Middle East for a new publication New Perspectives on Middle East Politics: Economy, Society and International Relations, (AUC Press). Read more about it here >

I have presented my analysis and commentary to media outlets including Arabian Business, Die Welt, South China Morning Post, The Hill, and Radio France International. Read more about my media engagement here >