Ibrahim Fraihat (aka Ibrahim Sharqieh)

Ibrahim Fraihat (aka Ibrahim Sharqieh)
Deputy Director, Brookings Doha Center
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Ph.D. Conflict Analysis and Resolution , George Mason University
B.A. and M.A., Birzeit University, Palestine

Biography

Ibrahim Fraihat, (also known as Ibrahim Sharqieh) is a Foreign Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Deputy Director of the Brookings Doha Center, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar. Fraihat is the author of the upcoming book Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia After the Arab Spring (Yale University Press 2016). Fraihat previously served as senior project director at The Academy for Educational Development (AED), where he managed international development projects in several Arab countries including Yemen and Qatar. He also served as an academic advisor to the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C. and taught International Conflict Resolution at The George Washington, George Mason, and Catholic universities. His publications appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, CNN, Christian Science Monitor, The National Interest, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Widely quoted on Middle East politics in Reuters and Associated Press, he is a frequent commentator on news channels, including NPR, CNN, Aljazeera (English & Arabic), and BBC. Fraihat received his Ph.D. from George Mason University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in 2006.

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Awards and Honors
Distinguished Alumni Award for the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Awarded by the George Mason University Alumni Association on April 9th, 2014. Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar published an article about Fraihat entitled, GU-...
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August 13, 2015
A prominent theory regarding the impact of the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 on the Arab region has been that it will only increase Iranian involvement in domestic Arab affairs, given that the deal would give Iran access to substantial financial...
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February 25, 2014
In Ayn al-Hilwe, Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, you frequently hear a new term: “Death Convoys” (Qawafel al-Mawt). It refers to the extremely dangerous voyages across the Mediterranean that Palestinian refugees are resorting to after...
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December 2013
More than two years since the death of Muammar al-Qaddafi, the euphoria of revolution has worn off as Libya faces a multitude of difficulties. In addition to more immediate security issues, Libya struggles with questions about the past actions of the Qaddafi...
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February 11, 2013
As Yemenis sit down to their long-delayed national dialogue, they face an array of challenges that threaten to pull the country apart – from an unfinished revolution to regional demands for independence. Can Yemen grapple with its legacy of dictatorship and...
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August 15, 2015
Recent gains by the Saudi-led military campaign to restore control of Yemen to the government of President Abed-Rabbu
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March 28, 2015
In a record time, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has been able to successfully build a firm coalition of ten
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January 21, 2015
Name a problem plaguing the Arab world and Yemen is likely to be suffering from it. The country of 24 million on the
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January 09, 2015
Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part briefing on Tunisia’s elections. Part I looked at the state
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January 08, 2015
Tunisians are making history again. The birthplace of the Arab Spring seems to be setting itself up to be the home of
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December 21, 2014
In this interview, Dr. Sharqieh shares his perspective on the Tunisian elections and its distinction from elections in
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December 18, 2014
Following the murder of Palestinian Authority Minister Ziad Abu Ein last week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
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December 04, 2014
Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on Thursday threatening to kill (AP) Luke Somers
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November 02, 2014
ما زالت تصريحات النائب عن مدينة طهران في البرلمان الإيراني علي رضا زاكاني حول سيطرة بلاده على أربع عواصم عربية (صنعاء
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September 28, 2014
سيُقال الكثير عن اجتياح جماعة الحوثي صنعاء وسيطرتها على معظم مؤسسات الدولة بعدما انهارت الأجهزة الأمنية وسلمت أسلحتها
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National Reconciliation and the Search for Peace and Stability in the Post-Arab Spring Middle EastThursday, September 26th3:00 to 4:30Metropolitan Building 5th Floor, room 5183Part 1: Presentation Par
September 26, 2013
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Introduces field of conflict analysis and resolution. Examines definitions of conflict and diverse views of its...
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