Anas Iqtait specializes in the political economy dynamics shaping governance and fiscal policy of the Palestinian Authority, and the political economy and geoeconomics of the wider region. He serves as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Economics and Political Economy of the Middle East at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Previously, Anas worked in Palestine with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Oxfam, and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and served as a Research Fellow at Birzeit University in 2017. He holds a PhD in international relations and political science and a master’s degree in international development policy. Anas is a frequent commentator on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and geopolitics and political economy of the Middle East. His publications have appeared with Foreign Policy, Lowy Institute, Australian Institute of International Affairs, World Politics Review, Open Democracy, and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Ph.D. International Relations and Political Science, The Australian National University (Australia)
M.A., International Development policy, Seoul National University (South Korea)
B.S., Economics, Methodist University (United States)

Regions of Expertise
Palestine, Levant

Issues of Experience
Political economy, governance, fiscal policy, geoeconomics, country risk and geo-strategic assessment, Australia foreign policy in the Middle East

English, Arabic

Latest Publications
Israel’s Annexation Plan Spells the End of the Two-State Solution,” The Sydney Morning Herald, May 23, 2020
Palestine’s Ongoing Nakba,” with Tristan Dunning, Australian Institute of International Affairs, May 15, 2020
The Political Economy of Taming the Palestinian Authority,” in Palestine: Past and Present, eds. Tristan Dunning (Nova Science Publishers, 2019)
The Taming of the Palestinian Authority,” Foreign Policy, October 2, 2018
Aid and its Limits in Palestine,” The Lowy Institute, October 9, 2017
The Palestinian Authority and the Rentier State,” Siyasat Arabiya, No.26, May, 2017