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Our Mission

The Arabia Foundation is a Washington, DC–based resource whose core mission is to provide insight into and analysis of the geopolitics of the Arabian Peninsula.


Ali Shihabi


Firas Maksad


Evan Langenhahn

Head Of Research

Geneive Abdo

Resident Scholar

Fatima Abo Alasrar

Senior Analyst

Abdallah Hendawy

Senior Analyst and Head of Digital Strategy

Farah Alalami

Research Analyst

Michelle Strayer

Research Analyst

Cole Bunzel

Non-Resident Scholar

John Sfakianakis

Non-Resident Senior Scholar

Ellen R. Wald

Non-Resident Scholar

Ola Salem

Head of Communications

Brandon Nickerson

Head of Operations

Rebecca Rosen

Executive Assistant

Adam Fritz

Graphic Designer

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