Abdelkader al Khadiri

Ahmed A. Hameed Hussien
Ahmed A. Hameed Hussien

Social anthropology researcher.

Hassan Abbas

Syrian Researcher and author.

Mona Abbas Fadhl

Bahraini Researcher and Writer.

Ahmed Abd Rabou

Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Nadine Abdalla

Nadine Abdalla is a Non-Resident Researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).

Bilal Abdallah

Adel Abdel Ghafar

Nayera Abdel Rahman

Mohammad Abdel Salam
Mohammad Abdel Salam

Research Fellow at Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies

Soha Abdelaty

Reem Abdelhaliem

Reem Abdelhaliem is an economic researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.

Islam Abdelmajid

Heba Abou Shnief

Research Advisor at the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University of Cairo.

Oussama AbouBakr

Tewfick Aclimandos

Amr Adly

Non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center.

Mohamed Ahmed Bennis

Research Fellow, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en Sciences Sociales, Rabat

Hind Ahmed Zaki
Hind Ahmed Zaki

Consultant at Nazra for Feminist Studies, Cairo, Egypt.

Maher Akhttiar

Maher Akhttiar is a writer and researcher.

Araa Al Jaramani
Araa Al Jaramani

Maher Al Junaidy

Researcher, author, journalist, and media consultant

Isam al Khafaji

Iraqi scholar and writer.

Almoutassim Al Kilani
Almoutassim Al Kilani

Syrian jurist specializing in international law and human rights.

Maged Al Madhaji

Researcher, human rights activist and Director of the Center for Civil Rights and Democracy in Yemen

Hani al Masri

Director of the Bada’el Centre for Information, Research and Studies in Egypt.

Abdul Kafi al Rahabi

Assistant Professor at the Yemeni Center for Studies and Research.

Ranime Al Sheltawy

Abedbasset al Wasi

Sasha Al-Alou
Sasha Al-Alou

Syrian researcher and author of several studies and research papers

Sokrat Al-Alou
Sokrat Al-Alou

Syrian researcher

Abdel-Nasser al-Ayed
Abdel-Nasser al-Ayed

A novelist and researcher in Syrian military and strategic affairs.

Awadh Al-Badi

Research Fellow at King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia.

Akram Al-Bunni

Syrian writer.

Maysa Shuja Al-Deen
Maysa Shuja Al-Deen

Yemeni researcher

Abderrahman al-Haj
Abderrahman al-Haj

Professor at Social Sciences University of Ankara.

Younes al-Marzouki
Younes al-Marzouki

Ali Al-Mawlawi
Ali Al-Mawlawi

Head of Research at Al-Bayan Center, Iraq

Mohamed Al-Mekhlafi

Ghassan Al-Mufleh
Ghassan Al-Mufleh

Syrian journalist.

Abbas Al-Murshid

Bahraini Researcher

Osamah Al-Rawhani

Deputy Executive Director - Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies

Amr Al-Shobaki

Former Egyptian parliamentarian and head of the Arab European unit in the Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies.

Azmi al-Shuaibi
Azmi al-Shuaibi

Director of AMAN, first coalition of civil society organizations in Palestine.

Abdulnabi Alekry

President of the Bahrain Transparency Society.

Ismail Alexandrani

Freelance journalist and field researcher at the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.

Dina Ali


Fathi Ali

Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Benghazi, Libya.

Riyad Ali

A Syrian judge

Basma Alloush
Basma Alloush

Advocacy and Communications Officer at the Norwegian Refugee Council USA.

Jafar Alshayeb

Saudi writer and rights activist

Jamal Altahat

Senior fellow in the Institute for Statecraft, London.

Hussein Alwaday

Writer and media expert on the reality of the Yemeni and Arab religious movements.

Mohammad Alwuhaib

Professor of political philosophy at Kuwait University and the Head of the Kuwait Center for Active Citizenship

Ahmed Amin

Ilina Angelova

Rachid Aourraz
Rachid Aourraz

Arab Reform Initiative
Arab Reform Initiative

Article 19
Article 19

Roger Asfar

Syrian journalist and researcher

Maha Assabalani
Maha Assabalani

Nizam Assaf
Nizam Assaf

Director of the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies

Arab Reform Initiative - Chiara Ayad
Chiara Ayad

Project coordinator at the Norwegian Center for Conflict Resolution

Abdelrahman Ayyash

Egyptian researcher and journalist

Tariq Azizah
Tariq Azizah

Tariq Azizah is a Syrian author and researcher

Maha Azzam

Associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House

Cecilia Baeza
Cecilia Baeza

Professor of International Relations at Pontificia Universidade Católica and the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo.

Ahmad Baha’eddin Shaaban

Member of the Egyptian Movement for Change “Kifaya”.

Noha Bakr

Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo (AUC)

Alexandra Barahona de Brito

Expert on human rights and democratisation issues and on the politics of memory.

Ronald Barakat
Ronald Barakat

Executive Director of Lebanese Transparency Association.

Wesam Basandu

Yemeni Researcher and Political Writer


Rabia Belhejla

Tarek Ben Chaabane

Haykel Ben Mahfoudh
Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

Professor of Law in the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences at the University of Carthage.

Mohamed Benhlal

Said Bennis

Myriam Benraad
Myriam Benraad

Mehdi K. Benslimane
Mehdi K. Benslimane

Hameed Bohkak

Research fellow, Centre d’études et de recherches en sciences sociales, Rabat.

Sofiane Bouhdiba

Sofiane Bouhdiba is a professor of demography at the University of Tunis, Tunisia.

Eduardo Cabrita
Eduardo Cabrita

Member of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic.

Myriam Catusse

Researcher at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO)

Gavin Cawthra

Chair in Defence and Security Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Hatem Chakroun

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in Tunis and researcher at the Tunisian Monitor of Democratic Transition.

Chérine Chams El-Dine
Chérine Chams El-Dine

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University.

Hafedh Chekir

Demographer and statistician and member of the Observatoire Tunisien de la Transition Démocratique.

Hafedh Chekir

Professor of Public Law and human rights activist.

Rachid Chennani

Alain Christnacht

Former High Commissioner of the French Republic in New Caledonia and a former Adviser to the State.

Virginie Collombier
Virginie Collombier

Ghazi Dahman
Ghazi Dahman

Syrian writer and journalist.

Antranik Dakessian

Associate Professor at the Haigazian University in Beirut.

Pedro Dallari
Pedro Dallari

Danish Refugee Council

Sami Daoud


Sabr Darwish

Sabr Darwish is a researcher and journalist.

Fatiha Dazi-Héni

Researcher on the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique à l’Ecole Militaire, Paris.

Blandine Destremau

Ishac Diwan

Professor of Economics at Paris Sciences et Lettres

Nacer Djabi
Nacer Djabi

Daho Djerbal

Assistant Professor and Head of Naqd Magazine, Algeria.

Siham Drissi

Souha Drissi

PhD student, Tunisia

Mathilde Dugit-Gros

Michele Dunne
Michele Dunne

Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Salah Eddin Jorshi

Tunisian Journalist, Researcher and Expert in Islamic movements and Civil Society.

Mohamed El Agati

Samir El Aita

General Director of Mafhoum (Concept) and Le Monde Diplomatique - Arabic Edition

Karim El Chazli

PhD student in law at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris.

Yosra El Gendi

Nadim El Kak

Researcher, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

Amina El Messaoudi

Professor in Consitutional Law, University Mohammed V, Morocco.

Youssef El-Chazli

Magdi El-Gizouli

Sudanese academic and Fellow at the Rift Valley Institute.

Ibrahim El-Houdaiby

Independent political researcher.

Omar El-Shenety
Omar El-Shenety

Bououchma Elhadi

Abd el-Rahman Elzoghaimy

Political Activist.

Moaaz ElZoughby

Former analyst and project manager at Arab Reform Initiative

Belhassen Ennouri

Ahmed Ezzat

Egyptian lawyer and human rights activist

Heba Raouf Ezzat

Assistant professor of Political Theory and Civilization Studies at ibn Haldun-Istanbul University.

Georges Fahmi

Researcher at Arab Forum for Alternatives, PhD researcher at the European University in Florence.

Tamirace Fakhoury
Tamirace Fakhoury

Associate professor in Political Sciences and International Affairs

Yasmine Farouk

Mohammed Fathy Hassan

Sameh Fawzi

Egyptian Researcher

Ismail Fayed
Ismail Fayed

Independent writer and researcher.

Ali Fayyad

Director of the Studies and Documentation Center, Lebanon.

Fouad Mohammad Fouad

Surgeon and Visiting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut.

Heba Gamaldin

Bouhania Gaoui

Florence Gaub

Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris.

Nael Georges

Hanin Ghaddar
Hanin Ghaddar

Managing Editor of NOW – English (mmedia.me) and board member at the Arab Reform Initiative.

Cláudio Gonçalves Couto

Department of Public Management, Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil.

Bouhania Goui
Bouhania Goui

Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Kasdi Merbah University, Algeria.

Moussa Grifa

Researcher, Tripoli University, Libya.

Mohammed Hachemaoui

Professor of Political Science at the University of Algeria

Said Haddadi

Head of Communications

Waseem Hafez

A reseacher into Syrian affairs

Nasma Haïdar

Administrative and Financial Director

Issam Haj Hussein

Operations Director for the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN), Palestine.

Firas Haj Yehia

Syrian human rights lawyer.

Yasseen Haj-Saleh
Yasseen Haj-Saleh

Syrian Writer

Lutfi Hajji

Tunisian journalist and human rights activist.

Fouad Halbouni

Abdelali Hamieddine
Abdelali Hamieddine

Professor of political science and constitutional law at the University of Mohammed V, Rabat.

Salwa Hamrouni
Salwa Hamrouni

Mujahid Hashim Yahia

Shimaa Hatab

Ghazi Hidouci

Former Algerian economy minister.

Nadim Houry

Executive Director

Khaled Hroub

Director of the Cambridge Arab Media Project at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Haydar Ibrahim Ali

Director of the Center for Sudanese Studies.

Donia Ismail

Mayaz Itani

Financial and Administrative IO

Hana Jaber
Hana Jaber

Senior Research Fellow

Wesam Jalahej

Project manager for the Syrian Legal Forum Program

Emna Jeblawi

Tunisian academic and researcher.

Murhaf Jouejati

Eya Jrad

PhD candidate, Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences, Carthage University, Tunisia.

Mohamed Kadiri

Mohamed Kadri Said

Head of Strategic and Security Studies Unit, Al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies, Cairo, Egypt.

Azza Kamel Maghur
Azza Kamel Maghur

Libyan lawyer and member of the Libyan Council for Human Rights.

Karam Karam

Lebanese Center for Policy Studies.

Amer Katbeh
Amer Katbeh

Freelance researcher

Salam Kawakibi
Salam Kawakibi

Salam Kawakibi is the Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (Paris), and an Associate Researcher at ARI.

Bilel Kckouk

Abdulhadi Khalaf

Bahraini Researcher and Associate Profesor at the Department of Sociology, Lund University.

Mustafa Khalifa

Amir Khalil

Omnia Khalil

Lina Khatib
Lina Khatib

Head of Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, London.

Rachid Khechana

Tunisian Writer and Journalist.

Bassma Kodmani

Former Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative

Marie Kortam

Researcher at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo)

Radha Kumar
Radha Kumar

Taher Labadi
Taher Labadi

PhD in economics from Paris-Dauphine University in France

Alimar Lazkani

Syrian researcher.

Felix Legrand
Felix Legrand

Independent researcher and consultant working on Syria.

Clóvis Henrique Leite de Souza

Adel Ltifi
Adel Ltifi

Lecturer in contemporary history of the Arab World at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3.

Derek Lutterbeck

Deputy Director and Holder of the Swiss Chair at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, Malta.

Benjamin Lydon

Olivia Macharis
Olivia Macharis

Issam Fares Institute on Public Policy and International Affairs in Beirut

Faisal Mahboub

Azzam Mahjoub
Azzam Mahjoub

Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Tunis.

Rustom Mahmoud
Rustom Mahmoud

Syrian writer and researcher

Rayan Majed
Rayan Majed

Lebanese journalist and researcher

Ayssen Makni

Karim Mallak

Antoine Maltais

French researcher.

Afifa Mannai
Afifa Mannai

Law professor at the University of Jendouba, Tunisia.

Diana Mansour

Tahdir Programme Director

Khaled Mansour

Independent writer and an adjunct professor on humanitarian aid, human rights and peacekeeping.

Luis Martinez
Luis Martinez

Senior Research Fellow, CERI- Sciences Po, Paris.

Rafael Martinez

Professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona. Associated researcher, CIDOB

Mohammed Masbah
Mohammed Masbah

Pascal Ménoret

Research Fellow, King Faisal Foundation for Research and Islamic Studies

Franck Mermier

Habiba Mohsen

Researcher at the Arab Forum for Alternatives and programme co-ordinator at the Asfari Institute in Beirut.

Sherif Mohy El Deen
Sherif Mohy El Deen

Wejdene Mokrani
Wejdene Mokrani

Wejdene Mokrani has a Masters degree in Public Law and Political Sciences from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tunis El Manar.

Samir Morcos

Researcher, one of the drafters of Al-Azhar document, and member of the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression.

El Mouhoub Mouhoud

Professor of Economics at Paris-Dauphine University.

Youssef Mounsif

Researcher at the Moroccan Centre for Social Sciences in Ain Chock, Casablanca

Nayla Moussa
Nayla Moussa

Mustafa Muhammad

Algerian writer and journalist.

Omar Nashabe

Lecturer at the Lebanese American University and Criminal Justice analyst

Aya Nassar

PhD student at the University of Warwick, UK.

Asma Nouira
Asma Nouira

Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of El-Manar, Tunisia.

Sufian Obaidat

Mohammed Omar Ahmed

Lecturer at the Faculty of Sharia and Law at the Puntland State University, and Editor-in-Chief of the media network Somalia Today.

Magued Osman
Magued Osman

Director – Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera)

Mohammad Lemine Ould Bah

Mauritanian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

Mohamed Outaher

Mohamed Outaher is a researcher in the sociology of religion and gender.

Katia Papagianni

Head of the Mediation Support Programme at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva.

Iman Ragab

Nora Ragab
Nora Ragab

Researcher at the Migration and Development research cluster at Maastricht University

Fatma Ramadan

Director of the Political Participation Program for Women and Youth at the Egyptian Women’s Affairs Foundation.

Farah Ramzy
Farah Ramzy

PhD student at the University of Nanterre, Paris.

Hamadi Redissi
Hamadi Redissi

Professor of Public Law and Political Science, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tunis.

Sarah Anne Rennick
Sarah Anne Rennick

Deputy Director for Management

Michael Robbins

Director of the Arab Barometer

Mostafa S. Adib

The head of the Centre for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (CESMO), based in Lebanon and France (http://www.cesmo.org).

Abdallah Saaf

Director of the Centre for Studies and Research in Social Sciences at Mohammed V University.

Ossama Safa

Director of the Lebanese Center for Political Studies (LCPS)

Abdulaziz Sager

Mohamed Sahbi Khalfaoui

Mohamed Sahbi Khalfaoui is a Lecturer and researcher at the faculty of legal, economic and accounting sciences, Jendouba, Tunisia.

Atef Said

Omar Said

Yemeni journalist and researcher.

Mahmoud Salah

Paul Salem

Director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Middle East Center in Beirut

Denisa Sarajlic-Maglic

Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Abdel Sattar Hatita

Egyptian Novelist and Journalist in the daily Pan-Arab "Al-Sharq Al-Awsat" newspaper.

Wael Sawah

Syrian journalist and writer

Yezid Sayigh

Professor of Middle East Studies, Kings College, London

Narcís Serra
Narcís Serra

Leila Seurat

Omar Shaban
Omar Shaban

Omar Shaban is the director of PalThink for Strategic Studies, Palestine .

Yara Shahin

Yasmine Shash

Yasmine Shash is a researcher in the Law and Society Unit at the American University in Cairo.

Dina Shehata

Researcher at the Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo.

Khalil Shikaki

Director at the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.

Baker Sidqi

Syrian writer.

Hania Sobhy

Visiting Scholar at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg.

Gerald Stang

Expert on democratic transitions, energy politics and foresight in international relations.

Said Sultan al Hashimi

Omani Researcher and Writer

Veton Surroi

Chairman of the Board, Foreign Policy Club, Kosovo

Konrad Sztyler

Claire Talon

Senior Research Fellow

Hossam Tammam

Late Egyptian Researcher on Islamic movements.

Manon-Nour Tannous
Manon-Nour Tannous

PhD candidate at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Research Associate to the Contemporary Arab History Chair at Collège de France

Lotfi Tarchouna

Professor of Public Law at the University of Sousse, Tunisia.

Mohammad Tariq

Rachid Tlemçani

University Professor, Algiers.

Armenak Tokmajyan
Armenak Tokmajyan

Research Associate at Tampere Peace Research Institute (Tapri), Finland.

Abdellah Tourabi

Moroccan journalist and researcher.

Augusto Varas

Chairman of the Organization Aquetas (EQUITAS), Chile.

Álvaro Vasconcelos
Álvaro Vasconcelos

Associate Senior Researcher at the Arab Reform Initiative.

Tamer Wageeh

Egyptian journalist

Nawaf Wasfi Tell

Director of the Center for Strategic Studies, Jordan

Jessica Watkins
Jessica Watkins

PhD candidate at the War Studies Department, King's College London.

Mohamed Wazif

PhD candidate at Hassan II University, Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences in Casablanca.

Jehad Yazigi

Rana Yazigi

Ali Zaid Al Zu’abi

Professor in Anthropology, Department of Sociology at the University of Kuwait.

Atiaf Zaid Alwazir

Development consultant, researcher and blogger based in Sana'a, Yemen.

Jalal Zain Aldin
Jalal Zain Aldin

Syrian researcher and journalist.

Agadid Zakaria

Kheder Zakaria
Kheder Zakaria

President of the Syrian Association for Social Sciences and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies, Doha.

Lamia Zaki

Independent consultant on urban, governance and decentralization issues in MENA.