Nick Grinstead is an independent conflict and fragility consultant who has written extensively on the political economies and conflict dynamics of the Levant for the Clingendael Institute, War on the Rocks, OpenDemocracy, and others. His publications include “The (Last) King of Syria: The Feudalization of Assad’s Rule” (War on the Rocks), “Assad Rex? Assessing the autonomy of Syrian armed groups fighting for the regime” (Clingendael CRU), and “Reclaiming The South: The New Regime Offensive” (ACLED).

He has spent more than 5 years in the region and is currently based in Zambia where he continues his work on Syria and other fragile and conflict-affected countries.

Nick holds a Masters of Political Science from the American University of Beirut and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from The George Washington University.

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Twitter Handle: @nick_grins