David Wood

David Wood

Senior Analyst, Lebanon

Crisis Group Role

David joined Crisis Group in April 2022 as the Senior Analyst for Lebanon. He conducts research to help understand the current and future consequences of Lebanon's ongoing economic, political and social crises. David works with Crisis Group's Middle East & North Africa team to propose recommendations aimed at preventing conflict over resources and political control.

Professional Background

Before joining Crisis Group, David was the managing editor at Triangle, a Beirut-based think tank advocating for progressive reform in the Middle East & North Africa region. David has led in-depth studies on a range of issues affecting Lebanon, including IMF funding, legal reform, the energy and banking sectors, and corruption. Since 2015, David has also worked as a freelance journalist in Lebanon, Egypt and Ghana, writing for outlets such as The Guardian, Foreign Policy and Al Jazeera. David holds a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Areas of Expertise

  • Lebanon
  • Egypt
  • Legal reform
  • Macroeconomic reform 
  • Corruption


  • English
  • Arabic

In The News

29 Sep 2022
Israeli security interests are best served by Lebanon's economy being rebuilt rather than the crisis getting worse. BBC News

David Wood

Senior Analyst, Lebanon

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