BA and MA (Hons) in History, University College London. Journalist and political analyst focused on the Middle East. Former Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Asharq Alawsat. 2009-11, Bureau Chief, Asharq Al-Awsat, Washington DC. Combines editorial overview and special assignments/interviews, including with US President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. Member: Chatham House; Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow; Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and International Media Council, World Economic Forum. Commentator on Middle Eastern and international affairs. Regular guest on BBC Dateline London. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Named one of Top 100 Twitterati, Foreign Policy magazine.