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Dr Alaa Tartir

Programme Director

Dr Alaa Tartir

Alaa Tartir

Dr Alaa Tartir is a Senior Researcher and the Director of the SIPRI Middle East and North Africa Programme. Tartir is also a Research Associate at the Geneva Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding, a Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, a Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and a Governing Board Member of The Arab Reform Initiative.

Prior to joining SIPRI, Tartir worked as a Senior Researcher and Project Lead at the Small Arms Survey, and Academic Coordinator for the MENA region at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Amongst other positions, Tartir was a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, a Fellow at The Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and a Researcher in International Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he earned his PhD.

Subject expertise

Authoritarianism, Contentious Politics, Security Sector Governance and Reform in the Arab World, Political Economy of Development and International Aid, State-Building and Governance in Conflict-Affected Areas, Small Arms, Armed Conflicts and Groups, and Political Violence in the MENA Region, Geopolitical Dynamics of Peace, Security, and Conflict in the MENA region, Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Regional expertise

Middle East and North Africa, Arab World

Arabic, English

PhD in International Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom

External publications