Abdullah's research focuses on Syria and its neighbours, including minorities, identity politics, and society and, 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.
|2013-14||Academy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House|
|2012-13||Freelance researcher and journalist, based in Beirut|
|2011||Social Media analyst, based in Dubai|
- A Sham Election Will Only Divide Syria Further Open Democracy, March 2014
- Syria: Can Geneva2 Peace Talks Translate into Real Changes on the Ground? CNN, Jane Kinninmont and Abdullah Ali, January 2014
- As Attention Turns to Geneva, Assad is Starving Millions of Syrians The Independent, Abdullah Ali, January 2014