Academy Fellow (2013-14)
Abdullah Ali


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.

Areas of expertise

  • Syria

Past experience

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