Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim is a Nonresident Fellow with the Stimson Center.
Abdulla is researcher in international conflicts with more than twelve years of expertise in multilateral dialogues processes. In his last capacity as a senior adviser at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), he led research and dialogue initiatives on various issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Over the past five years, Abdulla provided support to conflicting parties in Syria and the eastern Mediterranean to better understand conflict dynamics. He also advised official mediation actors on navigating conflict complexities through formal and informal consultations, dialogue, and simulated negotiations and scenario-building exercises.
Abdulla’s research interests span topically from armed groups and state building, U.S. and Russian foreign policies in the Middle East, east Mediterranean and Red Sea security architecture, and natural resources and conflicts in the MENA region.
Abdulla holds a PhD in international relations and political science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID); and an MA from the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Dr Ibrahim is an adjunct fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC.