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Najah Al-Otaibi
Najah Al-Otaibi

Najah Al-Otaibi is a Saudi policy analyst based in London, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on politics of gender, security and counter terrorism, public diplomacy and soft power. She has worked for several think tanks in the UK and the US. Her Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia examined roles of public Diplomacy and soft power in Saudi British relations. Her twitter @DrNajahAlotaibi

COLUMNISTS
Najah Al-Otaibi
Najah Al-Otaibi

Najah Al-Otaibi is a Saudi policy analyst based in London, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on politics of gender, security and counter terrorism, public diplomacy and soft power. She has worked for several think tanks in the UK and the US. Her Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia examined roles of public Diplomacy and soft power in Saudi British relations. Her twitter @DrNajahAlotaibi

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