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Al-Monitor features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East and North Africa, through our reporting and analysis on Egypt, the Gulf, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Africa, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. Our Washington and Russia coverage looks at how policies from Washington and Russia impact the MENA region.
Founded by Jamal Daniel in 2012, Al-Monitor’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding between the Middle East and the international community by diving deep with analytical pieces from some of the most trusted, independent authors from across the globe.
Our team represents a diverse set of perspectives and Al-Monitor provides a unique, multilingual platform that amplifies their insights to allow us to uncover the trends that are shaping the future of the Middle East.
Al-Monitor’s authors write for those who want to go beyond the headlines — readers who want to explore into the nuances of regional politics, but also those who want to better understand the social and cultural context of the Middle East as seen, experienced and understood by those who live there.
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Andrew Parasiliti
President and Chief Content Officer
Cooper Klose
Associate Editor
Ali Mamouri
Associate Editor
Adam Lucente
Correspondent
Michelle Upton
Chief Operating Officer
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Amberin Zaman
Senior Correspondent
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Pentagon Correspondent
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