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H.A. Hellyer
H.A. Hellyer

Dr H.A. Hellyer is Senior nonresident Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council in DC, and Associate Fellow in International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London. Before joining the Council, he was appointed nonresident Fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution in DC, and Research Associate at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. During his tenure at the University of Warwick (UK) as Fellow & then Senior Research Fellow, Dr Hellyer was appointed as Deputy Convenor of the UK Government's Taskforce for the 2005 London bombings, and served as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's (FCO) first ESRC Fellow as part of the "Islam & Counter-Terrorism" teams with FCO security clearance, as a non-civil servant. A British analyst, author and commentator on Arab affairs, Muslim-Western communities, Islamism, and European security policies, Dr Hellyer previously served as the first Arab world-based Senior Practice Consultant at the Gallup Organization, where he analyzed public opinion data in a variety of countries in the Arab world and the West. Some of his more recent publications include "Muslims of Europe: the Other Europeans" for Edinburgh University Press, "Engagement with the Muslim Community and Counter-Terrorism: British Lessons for the West" for the Brookings Institution Press, and "The Chance for Change in the Arab World: Egypt¹s Uprising" for Chatham House's Journal of International Affairs. His next book, which will be on the aftermath of the Egyptian revolutionary uprising of 2011, is due to be published in 2016.

Christmas, Mawlid al-Nabi, and Arab uprisings

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Why should Muslims take responsibility for the extremists?

“In the aftermath of yet another atrocity carried out by vigilante violent fanatics in the name of religion…” In any article beginning with those words one has to be referring, of...

What the Paris attacks should now teach us

Politicians and political actors have, unfortunately, the malaise of reacting to crises as they happen, and seldom looking a year or two down the road...

Egypt can’t blame everyone else

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The Egyptian State: a ‘non-regime?’

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A tale of two Octobers: Egypt’s Maspero and Tunisia’s Nobel prize

One day, two events – one tragic, one buoyant – and together they show the Arab revolutionary story of the early 21st century...

Egypt at the U.N. in 2015

It’s the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week in New York. A number of world leaders will address representatives of the globe’s population – including the Egyptian...

A Jewish Sisi, masonic MB? Egypt’s crazy conspiracy theories are no joke

They may sound wacky – but conspiracy theories eventually lead to the disempowerment of citizens...