Academy Fellow (2013-14)
Abdullah Ali


Abdullah Ali was an Academy fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. 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


2013-14Academy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
2012-13 Freelance researcher and journalist, based in Beirut
2011Social Media analyst, based in Dubai



  • Arabic