Academy Asfari Fellow (2013-14)
Abdullah Ali


Abdullah Ali has been an Asfari fellow at Chatham House since September 2013 and is a two-year non-resident fellow. His research focuses on Syria and its neighbours, including minorities, identity politics, and society. Before joining Chatham House he was a social media analyst based in Dubai between 2011 and 2012. Before that he worked as a freelance journalist, researcher and translator in Lebanon between 2012 and 2013. He has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and media from Damascus University and speaks fluent Arabic and English.


  • Syria


2012 - 13 Freelance researcher and journalist, based in Beirut
2011Social Media analyst, based in Dubai



  • Arabic