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Peter Harling

Project Director, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria and Senior Middle East and North Africa Adviser

Peter Harling

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Crisis Group role:

Peter Harling has been based in the Middle East for over 15 years, in Iraq (1998-2004), Lebanon (2005-2006 and since early 2014), Syria (2006-2013) and Egypt (part-time between 2011 and 2013). As a special adviser to the International Crisis Group, he also traveled extensively to other parts of the region.

Areas of expertise:

  • Syrian foreign and domestic policy. 
  • Iraqi social movements. 
  • The Lebanese political scene. 
  • Regional dynamics.

Professional background:

  • Le Monde Diplomatique - 2002-2014 - contributor. 
  • United Nations - 2013 - advisor on Syria. 
  • French Near-East Institute - 2009-2011 - research fellow. 
  • French public and private sectors - 1998-2004 - consultant.


  • French (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Arabic (conversant)

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