Position: Researcher, RUSI Qatar
RUSI articles and analysis by this author
Syrian Politics in Doha
14 Nov 2012
The latest attempt to unite Syria’s opposition, with US and Qatari support, has led to the creation of a new Syrian coalition. To succeed, they need the buy-in of as many Syrian stakeholders as possible, as well as a concrete mechanism for governing the country and bringing the civil war to an end.
Bloody days ahead as the Assad regime is decapitated
19 Jul 2012
A bomb attack killing close Assad officials now begs the question of when, not whether the Assad regime will fall from power. For now, the counterattacks by the regime indicates a worrying outlook for a post-Assad Syria.
The Israel Embassy Attacks: Where next for Iran and Israel?
14 Feb 2012
The attacks against Israel diplomatic targets in India and Georgia may well usher in a new chapter in the covert war between Iran and Israel. The Jewish state may feel emboldened to retaliate decisively on an Iran that is becoming increasingly isolated in the Arab world.
ARGUMENTS FOR Military Intervention in Syria
8 Feb 2012
With over 6000 dead, there is little option but to intervene in Syria and dismantle the regime. It is important that the international community joins the Arab states in their determination to get involved and ensure a stable post-Assad Syria.
The Independent Commission Report: A New Start for Bahrain?
29 Nov 2011
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry's (BICI) report has surprised many with its balanced findings into February's violence. But King Hamad must begin a reform process now instead of setting up another talking shop.
The Death of Crown Prince Sultan: What next for the House of Saud?
24 Oct 2011
The death of the long-serving Defence Minister ushers in a long-overdue process of succession. While there may be concerns over the role of the likely Crown Prince, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, we should not expect a massive change in direction of Saudi policy in the region.
Gaza: Old War, New Problems
7 Apr 2011
If all parties involved in the Israeli-Palestinian are to avoid bruised reputations and bloodied hands, they need to change their approach. Embracing co-operative solutions to communal problems would be a start.
Bahrain: At risk of a proxy sectarian war?
14 Mar 2011
Instability in Bahrain could develop into widespread sectarian violence, with potentially disastrous consequences for regional and global security. Concessions and preventative reform can ensure such a devastating path is avoided.