Profile

Dr. Imad K. Harb

Senior Non Resident Fellow Greater Middle East, Member of the SIA Advisory Board

Born in Lebanon, U.S. national. Dr. Harb is a political and strategic analyst specializing in Levantine, Arabian Peninsula, and Egyptian affairs, and in Arab-American relations. He is Director of Research and Analysis at Arab Center Washington DC, a nonprofit, independent, and nonpartisan think tank that focuses on US policy and developments in the Arab region. He also is founder of Quest for Middle East Analysis, a research and consulting firm on Middle East affairs. Previously, he was adjunct professor of Middle East studies at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Between 2006 and 2013, he was senior researcher in strategic studies at the Abu Dhabi, UAE-based Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research where he worked on political, strategic, and security affairs in the Gulf region, the Arab world, and the Afghanistan-Pakistan nexus. Prior to working for ECSSR, he was a Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Utah. He is most recently editor (with Zeina Azzam) of Trump and the Arab World: A First Year Assessment (Arab Center Washington DC, 2017) and author (with John Bruni) of The Domestic and Regional Challenges to American-Iranian Relations (Abu Dhabi, UAE: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2015). He writes frequently on Arab and Middle East affairs at www.arabcenterdc.org and has publications at www.ncusar.org and www.sageinternational.com.au among others. He is a frequent contributor on Al Jazeera, al-Araby TV, BBC News, TRT World, Oman TV, and other media outlets.