Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
TopicsMiddle East Security, US Foreign Policy
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Full BioNabeel Khoury is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where he writes on the Arab transition countries, the rise of Islamist forces in the Middle East and North Africa, and US foreign policy in the region.
Dr. Khoury is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at the Middle East and North African Studies program at Northwestern University. He is also a Visiting Scholar and a Senior Fellow for Middle East and National Security at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Previously, he taught Middle East and US strategy courses at the National Defense University in Washington.
Dr. Khoury served for twenty-five years in the Foreign Service in the US Department of State, retiring with the rank of Minister Counselor. In Washington, he was Director of the Near East South Asia Office of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (2008-12). Overseas, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Yemen (2004-7), Deputy Director of the Media Outreach Center in London (2002-4), and during the 2003 Iraq war as the State Department Spokesperson for US Central Command in Doha and in Baghdad. He also served as Consul General in Morocco (1998-2002).
Before his Foreign Service career, Dr. Khoury was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College Saint Rose in Albany, NY and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Jordan, Amman.
He has published in the Middle East Journal, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the International Journal of Middle East Studies on leadership and development in the Arab world.
He holds his MA and PhD from State University of New York at Albany in international relations and government, and a BA in political science from the American University of Beirut.