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Expertise

EU-MENA (Middle East and North Africa) relations; post-Arab Spring political transitions and armed conflicts in Libya and Syria; Levant: Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts; transnational and national Islamist movements: Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood.”

Degrees

M.A. Arabic and Islamic Studies, Vienna University, 2007
M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, Vienna Business University, 2001

 

Language skills

German, French and English (working languages), Arabic (intermediate), Dutch (receptive skills)


latest publications

Expertise

EU-MENA (Middle East and North Africa) relations; post-Arab Spring political transitions and armed conflicts in Libya and Syria; Levant: Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts; transnational and national Islamist movements: Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood.”

Positions of responsibility

NewMed research network, OSCE-affiliated
EuroMeSCo Steering Committee
The Arab Foresight Group, EU ISS (2014/2015)

Work experience

Senior Researcher, National Defence Academy, Vienna
Director Government Relations, Economist Intelligence Unit, Vienna
Political Officer, Austrian Representative Office, Ramallah/oPt
Desk Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna
Visiting research fellow, NATO Defense College, 2012
Visiting researcher, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv, 2011

Degrees

M.A. Arabic and Islamic Studies, Vienna University, 2007
M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, Vienna Business University, 2001

 

Education

Arabic courses in Yemen, Syria, Morocco and Tunisia
Peacebuilding and Security Sector Reform, both ESDC (European Security and Defense College)

Language skills

German, French and English (working languages), Arabic (intermediate), Dutch (receptive skills)

04 / 2018

Chasing the Jinn: Countering Hezbollah with lawfare

12 / 2015

Im Druckkochtopf : Szenario 2025: wohin bewegt sich die arabische Welt?

12 / 2015

Der syrische bürgerkrieg zwischen friedensverhandlung und militärischer lösung: eine szenariotechnische betrachtung

12 / 2015

Austria: historic entanglement, high-profile engagement and EU streamlining