Zaki Mehchy is a senior consulting fellow at Chatham House, a researcher at the Conflict Research Programme at LSE, and a co-founder of the Syrian Center for Policy Research. His work focuses on development policies. He has conducted research on the socio-economic impact of the crisis in Syria, poverty and multidimensional deprivation, labour force, local governance, and community empowerment.
Haid Haid is a Syrian columnist and a senior consulting research fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. He is also a research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), King’s College London, where he is finishing a PhD at the Department of War Studies. Haid’s main research interests include security policies, governance, conflict resolution, and non-state actors. Previously, he was a programme manager on Syria and Iraq at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung-Middle East Office in Beirut. He also worked as a senior community services protection assistant at UNHCR in Damascus.
Lina Khatib is the director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. She was formerly director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and co-founder of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Her research focuses on the international relations of the Middle East, Islamist groups and security, political transitions and foreign policy, with special attention to the Syrian conflict.