Rao Komar

Rao Komar is a Middle East and Eurasia analyst, focusing on conflicts, insurgencies, and instability. He is a contributor to Bellingcat, a research collective that investigates conflicts worldwide using open-source analysis and digital forensics. He has written for a variety of publications, including Foreign Policy Magazine, War on the Rocks, World Politics Review, and more. 

His research has been cited by a variety of domestic and international news outlets and research institutions. He speaks Arabic and is currently learning Russian. @RaoKomar747 on Twitter.

This individual is a guest contributor for mei.edu, and is not affiliated with The Middle East Institute.