Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Hassan Hassan
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Hassan Hassan is a resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, a think-tank in Washington DC, and co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, a New York Times bestseller. He is a columnist for the National in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He is former deputy comment editor for the National and research associate at the Delma Institute in Abu Dhabi, where he worked in journalism and research since 2008. He focuses on Syria, Iraq and the Gulf States, and studies Islamist, Salafist and jihadist movements in the wider region. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Foreign PolicyForeign Affairs, the New York Times, Sada journal, among others. He has also written for the European Council on Foreign Relations on the Gulf states. He received an MA in International Relations from the University of Nottingham in the UK.


  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Gulf states
  • Islamist, Salafist and jihadist groups


2014-15Research associate, Delma Institute
2013-14Deputy comment editor, the National
2011-13Leader writer, the National
2008-11Correspondent, the National
2007-08MA International Relations, University of Nottingham

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  • English (broadcast standard)
  • Arabic (broadcast standard)