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.
|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