Hassan Hassan is based in Washington, DC, as a senior fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, where he focuses his research on militant Islam, Syria and Iraq. He was previously an associate fellow at Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa program, in London, and a research associate at the Delma Institute in Abu Dhabi. He has written extensively on Sunni and Shiite movements in the region, including for think-tanks such as the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Chatham House and the Brookings Institution.
Hassan is the author, with Michael Weiss, of “ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror,” a New York Times bestseller that was also chosen as one of the London Times’ Best Books of 2015 and The Wall Street Journal’s top 10 books on terrorism. He has contributed to The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times and The New York Times, among other publications. He has appeared on television programs such as the O’Reilly Factor, Amanpour and the Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Hassan received an MA in international relations from the University of Nottingham in the UK. You can follow him on Twitter: @hxhassan.
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Electric vehicles are finally going mainstream. After decades of waiting for the EV revolution, more and more people worldwide are finally driving them. Driven by strong growth in China and Europe, EV sales crossed a critical milestone in 2022 with 10 percent of the global vehicle market share. As more governments, large and small, look to promote electric vehicle usage to combat … Continue reading “Electric Vehicles Are Now Mainstream, But No Silver Bullet”
How to Prepare for the Perfect Storm of Conflict and Climate Change By Nickolay E Mladenov - Jan 25, 2023
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and its effects are felt by communities worldwide. But for those living in conflict-affected areas, the impact of climate change can be particularly devastating. The combination of rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and create new yet … Continue reading “How to Prepare for the Perfect Storm of Conflict and Climate Change”
Climate Change, Energy and a Question of Leadership By Jonathan Gornall - Jan 23, 2023
The consensus among climate–change activists and many commentators is that the decision to put the head of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in charge of this year’s COP28 climate talks in the United Arab Emirates is akin to appointing a fox as head of security on a chicken farm. There is, however, an alternative perspective on the appointment of Sultan … Continue reading “Climate Change, Energy and a Question of Leadership”
Turkey and Syria Begin Delicate Dance Toward Reconciliation By Faisal Al Yafai - Jan 21, 2023
What started in the autumn as the small, hesitant steps of reluctant dance partners has exploded in pace over the past few weeks, as Turkey and Syria begin open moves toward some form of reconciliation. A few months ago, it was reported that the intelligence heads of both countries had held multiple meetings, encouraged by Russia. In recent weeks, those meetings have increased, accompanied by a … Continue reading “Turkey and Syria Begin Delicate Dance Toward Reconciliation”
Nothing to Celebrate in Syria’s New Budget By Haid Haid - Jan 20, 2023
Last month, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad approved a 2023 draft budget of 16.5 trillion Syrian pounds. Official media celebrated the figure, a 24 percent increase from the previous year. But viewing the budget based on its value in local currency is misleading. With inflation factored in, the 2023 budget proposal is in fact the lowest ever in US dollar value. Even when calculated … Continue reading “Nothing to Celebrate in Syria’s New Budget”