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Islam Al Tayeb

Research Associate, IISS-Middle East


Main Responsibilities: Islam is a Research Associate who joined the Middle East programme of the International Institute for Strategic Studies – Middle East (IISS-ME) in Bahrain in September 2012. Her research focuses on security, democratisation and the crime-terror nexus in the Middle East and North Africa, with special focus on the Sinai Peninsula, mainland Egypt and Sudan. Prior to this, she spent a year at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP working for its Finance Group, Oil and Energy Group and International Arbitration Practice.   

Background: Islam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Law (Hon.) and an LLM in International Law and Conflict Resolution from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She is a Fellow of the FCO’s 'Building a Rule of Law Leadership Network in the Middle East' programme and a scholar of the Crown Prince of Bahrain’s International Scholarship programme.

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Joined IISS: September 2012

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