Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib is an affiliated scholar at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She specializes in US-Arab relations and has a special interest in Syria. She authored a book on the Arab lobby and the factors for success and for failure, published by Routledge UK. The Arabic version is published by the Center of Arab Unity for Studies in Beirut. Her upcoming book, which she co-edited and is also published by Routledge, covers the West's perception of the Arab Gulf. She regularly publishes on US relations with the Arab Gulf in several regional newspapers. She is a weekly columnist in the Saudi newspaper Arab News and makes regular appearances on a series of Middle Eastern TV stations. Dr. Khatib has co-directed, participated, presented scholarly papers, and spoken in numerous conferences and workshops. She has been a guest speaker on several high-profile platforms such as NATO, European Parliament, and the Heritage Foundation. She is a member of the Arab Council of Social Studies and holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter and both an MBA and a BBA from AUB.

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