Ibrahim Jalal is a Yemeni security, conflict and defense researcher based in the UK, an Erasmus Scholar, and a co-founding member of the Security Distillery Think Tank. His research examines the UN-led peace process in Yemen, U.S. counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen, the politics of the Arab coalition, the hybrid rise of the Houthi insurgency, Gulf security, Iran, and the evolving security architecture of the Middle East.

Since 2011, Ibrahim has worked with several academic, private and non-governmental organisations in Yemen, Malaysia, the UK, Ireland, and Australia. He has also delivered talks and debriefings to a diverse scope of audiences. Most recently, Ibrahim was a visiting scholar at Macquarie University's Department of Security Studies and Criminology in Australia.

MSc in Security, Conflict, and Strategic Studies, University of Glasgow; MSc in Strategy and Diplomacy, National University of Malaysia-Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (UKM-IDFR); BA in International Affairs (Hons), the Northern University of Malaysia (UUM).

Yemen, the Gulf, and Iran

English, Arabic

Issues of Expertise:
Conflict resolution, foreign and defense policy, smaller states’ security strategies, counter-terrorism and insurgency, dialogue and sustainable peacebuilding.

Contact Information

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Twitter Handle: @ibrahim4Yemen

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