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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Introduces field of conflict analysis and resolution. Examines definitions of conflict and diverse views of its...
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January 02, 2016
Libya faces a bleak humanitarian crisis, the result of the country's descent into civil war in the summer of 2014 following the 2011 revolution.Hundreds of thousands of Libyan citizens are uprooted within the country and many more are sheltering in neighboring...
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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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April 12, 2006
This study attempts to contribute to the advancement of the predicting capabilities of early warning systems of violence eruption. It focuses mainly on predicting the likelihood of people, especially the weaker party, resorting to violence in situations of...
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January 28, 2016
The United States has long treated Palestine as irrelevant to its "war against terrorism", a premise that
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January 13, 2016
Photo credit: Reuters/Raheb HamavandiWhy is the death of one person stirring all this tension?Since returning to his
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January 07, 2016
CNN discusses the most recent tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran as the world watches nervously about the direction
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November 20, 2015
Aljazeera International discusses the West's response to the Paris Attacks with Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat. He warns of
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November 14, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (right) as U.S
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October 27, 2015
Ibrahim Fraihat, Senior Fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center and an adjunct
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October 08, 2015
 ولكن الجديد في الأمر هو الإعلان الرسمي للكرملين عن تواجد عسكري روسي متزايد في سوريا لا سيما بناء قواعد عسكرية
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September 21, 2015
Writing to the Huffington Post has proven to be much easier for me than explaining to my Virginia-born, 12-year-old
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September 15, 2015
The gulf states generally outline a number of concerns that limit their ability to absorb a large number of Syrian
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September 11, 2015
يبدي رؤساء الدول في أواخر عهدهم اهتماماً خاصاً بإرثهم السياسي (Legacy) الذي ستتذكره بهم شعوبهم لاحقاً. يحدث هذا ليس فقط
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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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