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Tahani Mustafa

Analyst, West Bank

Crisis Group Role

As Crisis Group’s West Bank Analyst, Tahani Mustafa works on issues including security, socio-political and legal governance in the West bank.

Professional Background

Tahani has a background in development and security governance in the Middle East. Based between the UK, Jordan and Israel/Palestine, she holds a Ph.D in politics and international studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Areas of Expertise

  • Security governance
  • Development 
  • Peace and Conflict 
  • Middle East 
  • Palestine

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

In The News

24 Jun 2021
Any pursuit toward the [Israel-Palestine] peace process will not be accepted by the majority of Palestinians if it’s being done on behalf of a small cluster of people that they do not see as being representative. Associated Press

Tahani Mustafa

Analyst, West Bank
24 May 2021
In terms of a moral and PR exercise, it has been a success for Palestinians and a complete disaster for Israel and its Western supporters, but those moral victories will not count for much if nothing really changes on the ground The Christian Science Monitor

Tahani Mustafa

Analyst, West Bank
24 May 2021
[In Palestine,] the option is either to engage with Hamas or an incredibly unrepresentative and defunct governing — somewhat of a governing — authority that holds absolutely no legitimacy. Associated Press

Tahani Mustafa

Analyst, West Bank

Latest Updates

Another War: Views from Israel/Palestine

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood talks to Crisis Group experts Azmi Keshawi, Tahani Mustafa and Mairav Zonszein about what the war looks like in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel and what its longer-term implications are for Israelis and Palestinians.