Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
TopicsUS Policy towards democratic transitions
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April 28, 2016
February 18, 2016Only a year and half since coming to power in Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has failed to learn how to adapt to assure his political survival. Last week, the Iraqi leader announced a new round of radical reforms from…
December 09, 2015Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini writes for World Politics Review on the Iraqi government's attempts to find stability and control:
September 28, 2015Bloomberg Business quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini on the dispute surrounding the National Guard Law, despite the fact that militias working together against the law aren’t a unified force:
September 27, 2015The New York Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini on the US-Iraq relationship in light of increased Russian intervention in Syria:
Full BioRamzy Mardini is a Nonresident Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Beirut-based Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies and was previously a Middle East Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, Jamestown Foundation, and the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan. From 2010 to 2011, he served at the White House, within the Office of the National Security Advisor to the Vice President, and in 2006, on the Iraq desk at the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
Mardini is the editor of Volatile Landscape: Iraq and its Insurgent Movements, and The Battle for Yemen: Al-Qaeda and the Struggle for Stability. His analysis and commentary has appeared in major publications, and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times, among many others.
He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, earning an MA in international relations, and holds a BA, summa cum laude, in political science from Ohio State University. He is based in Amman, Jordan.