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Ranj Alaaldin is a nonresident fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is also the director of the Crisis Response Council and a Carnegie Corporation of New York project focused on peace-building in the MENA region. Alaaldin is a foreign policy specialist with over 17 years of experience covering issues of international security, good governance, track II diplomacy, and public sector reforms. He is currently working with the World Bank on youth empowerment and the political economy of violence. He obtained his doctorate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also obtained degrees in international law.
Alaaldin previously worked for a conflict mediation organization in the U.K. and was an associate fellow at King’s College London, an associate fellow at Oxford Research Group, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University. He has led multiple fact-finding research teams in the MENA region, including Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey, conducting interviews with political and clerical figures, Shiite militias, and ISIS prisoners. Alaaldin specializes in issues covering foreign policy and international security, good governance, and the interplay between public policy and human security. Alaaldin has led studies and projects on post-conflict reconstruction, climate-related security threats, security sector reform, and public sector reforms for the Carnegie Corporation, the Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance, the World Bank, and U.N., among others. He has presented his work at the World Bank, the House of Commons, and the U.K. Foreign Affairs Committee; has published in academic journals and edited volumes; and writes for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. He is the author of a forthcoming book on armed groups and good governance in the Middle East.
Ranj Alaaldin is a nonresident fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is also the director of the Crisis Response Council and a Carnegie Corporation of New York project focused on peace-building in the MENA region. Alaaldin is a foreign policy specialist with over 17 years of experience covering issues of international security, good governance, track II diplomacy, and public sector reforms. He is currently working with the World Bank on youth empowerment and the political economy of violence. He obtained his doctorate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also obtained degrees in international law.
Alaaldin previously worked for a conflict mediation organization in the U.K. and was an associate fellow at King’s College London, an associate fellow at Oxford Research Group, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University. He has led multiple fact-finding research teams in the MENA region, including Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey, conducting interviews with political and clerical figures, Shiite militias, and ISIS prisoners. Alaaldin specializes in issues covering foreign policy and international security, good governance, and the interplay between public policy and human security. Alaaldin has led studies and projects on post-conflict reconstruction, climate-related security threats, security sector reform, and public sector reforms for the Carnegie Corporation, the Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance, the World Bank, and U.N., among others. He has presented his work at the World Bank, the House of Commons, and the U.K. Foreign Affairs Committee; has published in academic journals and edited volumes; and writes for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. He is the author of a forthcoming book on armed groups and good governance in the Middle East.
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