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Elham Fakhro

Senior Analyst, Gulf States

Crisis Group Role

As Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Gulf States, Elham Fakhro works on security, conflict, and governance in the Gulf region.

Professional Background

Elham has over a decade of experience working on governance, politics and conflict in the Middle East. Before joining Crisis Group, she acted as a Lecturer at NYU Abu Dhabi, and as a Research Analyst with organisations including the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Elham has a Masters in International Human Rights Law from Harvard Law School and a Doctorate in Socio-Legal Studies from St Antony’s College, Oxford University. 


  • English
  • Arabic

Latest Updates

COVID and Gulf Foreign Policy

While GCC policymakers have responded swiftly to the threat of COVID-19 domestically, some Gulf states deftly used the crisis to advance their foreign policy objectives with states with which they have had adversarial relationships. Only time will tell whether these new diplomatic opportunities will lay groundwork for concerted regional efforts.

Originally published in POMEPS Studies