In a nutshell

This website is my free thinking space. I also use it for sharing my publications and their underlying codes, research toolsconsulting services, and contributions to the media.

A few words...

It's easy to get me elated — talk to me about economics, politics, or policy in Syria over a cup of black coffee. I'd enjoy the chat even more if we both knew how little we generally know and how systematically biased we can be.


​I'm Syrian. I hold a PhD in Economics and currently work as an independent consultant on Syria. I am also the Research Director of the Operations and Policy Center and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute. Prior to that, I worked as a Senior Analyst at the New Zealand Treasury and as a Senior Lecturer on Middle East Politics at Massey University.

For my services, click here. For media inquiries, click here. Otherwise, I'd love to stay in touch! I usually tweet in English and post on Facebook in Arabic.