Mouin Rabbani


Mouin Rabbani is a researcher, analyst and commentator specializing in Palestinian affairs, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. Rabbani has previously served as Principal Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria, Head of Middle East with the Crisis Management Initiative – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation, and Senior Middle East Analyst and Special Adviser on Israel-Palestine for the International Crisis Group.

Rabbani is a co-editor of the journal Jadaliyya and a contributing editor at Middle East Report. At Jadaliyya, he edits the "Quick Thoughts" feature and is host of its podcast "Connections." A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Rabbani has published, presented, and commented widely on Middle East issues, including for most major print, television, and digital media.

"Mouin is one of the most principled, insightful, and independent thinkers on the Middle East, the Israel-Palestine conflict in particular," said Nader Hashemi, one of DAWN's first Non-Resident Fellows and the Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. "When he writes on this topic, it is always time well spent reading his work and reflecting upon it. I'm delighted about his new fellowship with DAWN." 

"Democracy remains the most effective way to tackle terror, stop bloodshed and political violence in Arab countries."

- JAMAL KHASHOGGI, Al-Arabiya, June 12, 2016


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