Ali Bakeer

Political Analyst

Ali Bakeer is a political analyst and consultant with more than a decade of professional experience working with senior officials, decision makers, and stakeholders for governmental, nongovernmental, and private sector institutions in countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Bakeer follows geopolitical and security trends in the Middle East, great power politics, and nonstate actors, among other topics. He is a frequent TV commentator in the Arab world, analyzing the foreign policies of Turkey, Iran, and Gulf Arab countries. Bakeer writes regularly for many Arabic, English, and Turkish platforms. He has recently contributed to English-language outlets including: The National Interest, Al Jazeera English, Al-Monitor, Atlantic Council, and the Carnegie Middle East Center. He has served as an expert at international conferences and workshops hosted by RAND, Brookings Doha Center, the Carnegie Middle East Center, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, among others. Bakeer holds a PhD in political science/international relations from Beirut Arab University. He recently contributed to a book chapter on the “Evolution of Turkey-Qatar Relations Amid a Growing Gulf Divide” published by Palgrave Macmillan.