Ibrahim Al-Assil is a Middle East analyst and commentator. He serves as a non-resident fellow at both the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Orient Research Center in Dubai. His work focuses on foreign policy, security, governance and political economy.

Al-Assil is also a founding member of the Syrian Nonviolence Movement which was formed in 2011 to promote peaceful civil resistance as a way to achieve social, cultural, and political change in Syrian government and society. He served as its elected president between 2012 and 2016. In 2013-2014, he frequently visited northern Syria, where he lead an initiative to train Syrian activists about strategic planning and project management and conducted studies on the current status and potential role civil society plays in northern Syria. 

In 2018-2019 Al-Assil was a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. He has been published and quoted in a variety of media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, BBC and NPR.

MBA, University of Essex, UK. 
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School.


Countries of Expertise
Syria, Gulf

Issues of Expertise
Conflict Resolution, Regional Security, Terrorism, Political Economy.

Contact Information

Email: ialassil@mei.edu

Twitter Handle: @IbrahimAlAssil

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