Research Analyst, IISS-Middle East
Main Responsibilities: Wafa works on identifying and monitoring threats; internal security threats; political-systemic threats; and policy threats in the Middle East, specifically in the Gulf region, Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Her research focuses on security sector reform in the Arab world and various defence issues in the Gulf such as defence relations and arms sales. She also analyses Iran’s asymmetric capabilities.
Background: Wafa recently graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a Master of Science in Foreign Service, concentrating on International Relations and Security. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. During her education at Georgetown, Wafa’s research focused on the Middle East and specifically the Gulf region. She addressed issues pertaining to identity politics, Islamism, nationalism and media. Wafa completed a number of internships in Washington and Manama including at the Atlantic Council, Al-Arabiya News, Washington Bureau and Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wafa is a recipient of the Crown Prince International Scholarship.
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