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Chris Toensing

Senior Editor
Washington, DC

Crisis Group Role

Chris Toensing joined Crisis Group as Senior Editor in 2018. Based in Washington, DC, he has an expertise in contemporary Middle East affairs, with a focus on Egypt, Israel-Palestine and Iraq, and U.S. policy toward the region.

Professional Background

For seventeen years, he was editor of Middle East Report, the quarterly magazine of the Middle East Research and Information Project. He also served as executive director of that organisation. He holds an M.A. in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University and completed coursework toward a doctorate in Middle East history at Georgetown University.


  • English (native) 
  • Arabic (conversant)