International Crisis Group
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Robert Malley

Middle East and North Africa Program Director
Washington, DC, USA

Crisis Group role:

Robert Malley directs analysts based in Amman, Cairo, Beirut, Tel Aviv and Baghdad. Together they report on the political, social and economic factors affecting the risk of conflict and make policy recommendations to address these threats. The team covers events from Iran to Morocco, with a heavy focus on the Arab-Israeli conflict, the situation in Iraq, and Islamist movements throughout the region. Robert also covers developments in the United States that affect policy toward the Middle East.    

Areas of expertise:

  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Palestinian politics
  • Iraq
  • North Africa

Professional background:

  • Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs (1998-2001)
  • Executive Assistant to Samuel R. Berger, National Security Advisor (1996-1998)
  • Director for Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, National Security Council (1994-1996)

Publications and media:


  • English (native)
  • French (fluent)

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