Ibrahim Al-Assil is a Middle East analyst and commentator. He is a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East, regional dynamics and cooperation, and political economy. Al-Assil is the founder and managing partner of Dynamics Advisory, a consulting firm that provides political risk assessment. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Orient Research Center in Dubai.
Between 2016 and 2020, Al-Assil led a 'Track II Strategic Dialogue' focusing on U.S. and GCC relations. The dialogue had eight rounds and included different think-tanks, experts, former government officials from Washington D.C. and the region.
In 2018-2019, Al-Assil finished a fellowship at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. He currently serves on the board of the Harvard Arab Alumni Association.
Al-Assil has been published, interviewed, and quoted in a variety of media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Time, BBC, and NPR. He is the founder and host of Podcast AlAwsat.
Master in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School.
MBA, University of Essex, UK.
Countries of Expertise
Syria, Levant, Gulf
Issues of Expertise
Regional Cooperation, Track II Negotiations, Counterterrorism, Political Economy, Conflict Resolution.