Annelle Sheline is a Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute. Her research focuses on religious authority in the Middle East, specifically the intersection of religious and national identities in the Arab monarchies. She analyzes the implications of combating violent extremism and encouraging religious tolerance in Jordan, Morocco, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. Sheline has written for The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and Politico, and her analysis has been published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Arab Gulf States Institute of Washington, Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Sheline received her doctorate from George Washington University’s department of political science and her bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.