Our Team

Our advisors, analysts, and consultants have decades of experience in the Middle East and other corners of the world.

Based in the GCC, across Europe, and in the United States, they work in both the public and private sectors and have backgrounds in political science, international relations, economics, public policy, communications, military affairs, and business administration.

Giorgio Cafiero
CEO and Founder
Dr. Theodore Karasik
Senior Advisor
Cinzia Bianco
Senior Advisor
Amb. (Ret.) Adam Ereli
Senior Advisor
Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichen
Advisor
Franco Frattini
Senior Advisor
Sina Azodi
Advisor
Dr. Annelle Sheline
Advisor
Rauf Mammadov
Senior Advisor
Hafed Al Ghwell
Advisor
Dr. Kristian Alexander
Advisor
Dr. Bulent Aras
Advisor
Shehab Al-Makahleh
Senior Advisor
Dr. Fouad Gehad Marei
Advisor
Loaai Alakwaa
Advisor
Dr. Peter Harris
Advisor
Enrica Fei
Analyst
Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli
Advisor
Adam Dempsey
Advisor
Maysam Behravesh
Analyst
Dr. Sergey Sukhankin
Advisor
Tristan Ober
Analyst
Abdullah Khurram
Consultant
Justin McCauley
Analyst
Omid Shokri Kalehsar
Analyst
Daniel Wagner
Advisor
Dr. Sulaiman Wasty
Advisor
Dr. Jeremias Kettner
Analyst
Grant T. Huxham
Advisor
Bertrand Viala
Advisor
Alessandro Bruno
Analyst
Dr. Edward Lemon
Advisor
Yuri Lobunov
Analyst
Dr. Anthony Chimente
Advisor
Abdulrahman Al-Eryani
Advisor
Tobias Borck
Analyst