Alex Elnagdy is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, where he assists in the management of programs geared towards supporting sustainable security between the US and the region. His research focus includes resource security, climate security, and missile defense.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Elnagdy worked as a researcher for the congressionally funded National Endowment for Democracy, where he supported the work of Middle Eastern and Latin American activists, scholars, and journalists on the frontlines of democratic battles abroad. Previously, he worked at Ploughshares Fund, where he contributed to their research on the nexus between societal inequalities and security concerns within nuclear states.

Elnagdy completed his BA in international affairs with a regional concentration on the Middle East from the University of Colorado, with language certification from the Arabic Language Institute at the American University of Cairo. He is also a native Spanish speaker.