Ali Bakeer and Dylan Yachyshen

Dr. Ali Bakeer is a scholar of Middle Eastern affairs who has written for Middle East Institute, Al-Jazeera English, Atlantic Council, Sada-Carnegie Endowment MEC, The National Interest, Al-Monitor, Center for Global Policy, Inside Arabia, TRT World, Gulf International Forum, and Middle East Eye, among others. Bakeer is a senior adviser at Gulf State Analytics, and is a routine guest on Al Jazeera Arabic and other MENA region networks. He tweets at @AliBakeer.


Dylan Yachyshen is an intern at Gulf State Analytics an a senior at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also the editor at International Pieces at the Colorado Political science review.

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