Ibrahim Jalal is a Non-Resident Scholar with the Middle East Institute’s (MEI) Arabian Peninsula Program and a senior consultant. He has worked with donors and international organizations including the United Nations, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Sussex University's Institute of Development Studies in research and advisory capacities; occasionally briefs audiences, including think tanks, diplomatic corps, U.N. officials, the private sector, and humanitarian organizations; and takes part in Track II events related to Yemen and the MENA region.
His research examines third-party-led peace and dialogue processes in Yemen, the proliferation of armed non-state actors and implications on peace agreements' implementation, post-war security orders and stabilization efforts, the politics of social assistance in fragile and conflict-affected states, violent extremism, and the foreign and defense policies of the Gulf and Western states in Yemen. Prior to joining MEI, Ibrahim was a Visiting Scholar at Macquarie University’s Department of Security Studies and Criminology in Australia.
MSc in Security, Conflict, and Strategic Studies, University of Glasgow; MSc in Strategy and Diplomacy, National University of Malaysia-Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (UKM-IDFR); BA in International Affairs (Hons), the Northern University of Malaysia (UUM).
Yemen, the Gulf, and Iran
Issues of Expertise:
Conflict resolution, foreign and defense policy, smaller states’ security strategies, counter-terrorism and insurgency, dialogue and sustainable peacebuilding.
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Twitter Handle: @ibrahim4Yemen