Dina Arakji is a researcher at Control Risks with a focus on the countries in the Levant and Arabian Peninsula. She monitors and analyses political and security developments and their implications for businesses in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Ambassador Giancarlo Aragona is a member of ISPI Scientific Committee. From 2011 to 2016 he was President of ISPI. After graduating in Law at the University of Messina, he joined the Italian Diplomatic Service in 1969. In 1972 he was appointed Second Secretary at the Italian Embassy in Vienna as a press officer. In 1974, he was posted as Consul in Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany).In 1977 he was appointed Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Lagos (Nigeria).
Carlo Altomonte is Senior Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He is Associate Professor of Economics of European Integration at Bocconi University and Non-Resident Fellow at Bruegel, a EU think tank. He has been regularly acting as consultant for a number of national and international institutions, including the Italian Government, the United Nations (UNCTAD), the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.
Ranj Alaaldin is a nonresident fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, and was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. He is also the director of a Carnegie Corporation project on proxy warfare in the Middle East.
Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen is the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute, former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Kurdistan Regional Government (2009-2012), and Professor of Medicine in Nottingham University, UK.
Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi is a UK-based political economist focused on the Gulf/Middle East region with research interests in energy and Arab/GCC - Asia/China relations. He received his PhD in international relations from Durham University in the United Kingdom, where his thesis focused on China’s relations with Saudi Arabia.
Bader Al-Saif is an assistant professor of history at Kuwait University. He's also non-resident fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center.
Program Director of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies (SCSS).