About me

I am a Syrian political analyst and civil activist. I was born in Damascus 1985 and lived most of my life there.

I work at the Orient Research Center (ORC). I mainly concentrate on the analysis of the Syrian situation with a focus on political islam, civil society and Jihadisim. I wrote different research paper related to Syria, analyzing the political and social impact of the Syrian crisis.

In addition to my work, I am a founding member and the president of the Syrian Nonviolence Movement (SNVM), An NGO formed in 2011 by a group of Syrian activists and believes in peaceful struggle and civil resistance as a way to achieve social, cultural and political change in the Syrian state and society.

I have a background in business with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Essex, UK.

I started blogging in 2008, and I created this specialised blog in September 2014 to comment on Syrian and regional affairs. This blog focuses on political issues related to Syria in particular, political islam and jihadist movements. Plus, since I am deeply engaged in the Syrian civil society as a director in the Syrian Nonviolence Movement, I often comment on issues related to that.

Latest achievements:

  • Panelist, United Nations headquarters, “Barrel bombs: the indiscriminate killers”, 2014
  • Panelist, Culture of peace, Sarajevo Peace Conference, 2014
  • Guest speaker, Harvard University “Syrian civil activism: the unheard alternative”, 2013
  • Chosen by the Swedish Institute as young leader from the Middle East, 2013
  • Panelist, Free Connected mind conference, Beirut, 2013
  • Published author and commentator in a variety of media outlets, such as Al-Quds Al-Arabi Newspaper, Amnesty International blog and Orient TV.

Email: ibrahim.assil@gmail.com

Twitter: @iAssil

My Arabic blog: www.madina-blog.net

Ibrahim Al-Assil

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