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Wed, Apr 28, 2021

¡Viva los Arabes!: Underreported stories of the Arabs of the Americas

Due to the Iberian legacy it is argued that Arabs who migrated to Latin America felt much closer to home than those who migrated to the US.

MENASource by Joze Pelayo

Americas Latin America

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Experts react: The US brokers another deal to end the Gulf rift

On January 4, it was reported that Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf states are expected to sign a deal towards ending the “Gulf rift.” Atlantic Council experts react to the agreement and what it means for the wider region.

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Pelayo quoted in Al Arabiya on the Iranian foreign minister’s visit to Caracas

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Joze Pelayo is a program assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, where he assists in the management and research of a US-Arab Gulf counterterrorism cooperation initiative with broad implications for regional security; and the Strategic Litigation Project. Pelayo’s research focus includes transnational threats, Hezbollah, and international security. Pelayo has both living and working experience across the region and beyond.

Prior to joining the council, Pelayo worked for the Arab Gulf States Institute, where he supported programming and digital media and conducted an independent research project on Iran and Hezbollah’s transnational network. He also led a research project on Arab Gulf-Latin America economic relations and partnerships. Previously, Pelayo worked at the Arab Center Washington DC, where he researched US foreign policy towards MENA during the Arab Spring.

Pelayo is also a scholarship awardee of advanced Arabic at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in Washington DC and an alumn of the National Council of US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR). As an enthusiast of the arts and society scene in the Gulf and the broader Middle East, he also helps lead the efforts of the DC Cultural Majlis. He completed his MA in International Development from the University of Oregon and a BA in Political Science from Southern Arkansas University.