Resident Researchers

Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali
CEO and Founder of the New TRENDS Research and Advisory
Dr. Fatouh Haikal
Political Advisor - Director of Research
Late Dr. Ashraf Al Eisawy
Previous Media Advisor
Fahad Essa Al-Mahri
Chief of Research & Advisory Sector
Mohammad Salim Al-Salimi
Chief of Training & Development Sector
Dr. Huda Al-Nuaimy
Political Islam Advisor
Dr. Kristian Alexander
Head of the Strategic Studies Department and Director of International Security & Terrorism Program
Dr. Mohammad Abu Ghazleh
Senior Fellow - The Strategic Studies Department
Khalid Abd Al-Hamid
Head of Political Islam Department
Elyazia Al-Hosani
Deputy chief of Media Sector - Head of TRENDS Council for Young Researchers
Sumaya Al-Hadhrami
Head of Conference and Strategic Communications Department

Non Resident Researchers

Gilles-Emmanuel Jacquet
Political Analyst at the Geneva International Peace Research Institute
Ahmed Fouad
Cairo-based analyst and journalist
Prof. Dr. Kai Oppermann
Professor of International Politics at the Chemnitz University of Technology
Nathaniel L. Moir
Research Associate in the Applied History Project, Kennedy School, Harvard University
Anthony Celso
Professor of Security Studies at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas
Prof. Robert Dussey
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Togolese Abroad – Togo
Dr. Jorge Chabat
Professor of the Department of Pacific Studies, University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara - Mexico
Dr. Syed Mohammad Ali
Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute & Columnist, Express Tribune - United States of America
Mr. Fabian Blumberg
Regional Representative to the Gulf States Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - Germany
Steve Surfaro
Chairman Public Safety Working Group Security Industry Association - United States of America
Dr. Hassanein Tawfiq Ibrahim
Professor of Political Science, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Marta Tawil
Research Professor at the Center for International Studies of El Colegio de México


Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide
Head of the Center for Islamic Theology The University of Münster, Germany
David Heymann
A medical epidemiologist and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in London
Sama Sultan Al-Shawi
Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Dubai, UAE
H.E. Dr. Ali bin Tamim
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center at the Department of Culture and Tourism
Dr. Abdullah Al-Ghathami
Professor of Criticism and Theory at King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammed Al-Asoomi
Economic Consultant and Expert, UAE
Muhammad Al-Mulla
Media Advisor to the Kuwait Journalists Union, Kuwait
Mukesh Kapila
Professor Emeritus, Global Health & Humanitarian Affairs University of Manchester - United Kingdom
Jacob Kurtzer
Director of Humanitarian Agenda Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - United States
Prof. Uzi Rabi
The Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Dr. Nimrod Goren
The Founder and Head of Mitvim, the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies