Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
TopicsUS Policy towards democratic transitions
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Full BioRamzy Mardini is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s 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 is widely cited, including by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of Chicago, where he has obtained graduate degrees in political science and international relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Ohio State University.