Non-Resident Scholar, Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Mr. Saab is the Executive Director and Head of Research of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) North America in Washington, D.C. He joined CNS after serving four years as Research Analyst at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Prior to joining Brookings, he was the Chief Officer and Editor of the Middle East desk at the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he was a British Council scholar. Before that, he held several research positions at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) in Beirut and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Middle East Institute (MEI) in Washington, DC. He is fluent in spoken and written Arabic and French.
In his capacity as specialist in Middle East security and terrorism, Saab has briefed numerous diplomatic, defense, and intelligence agencies in the United States government. In addition, he has lectured at various universities in the United States and spoken at a number of high-level terrorism and security conferences in Europe.
He has provided expert commentary to CNN, BBC, NPR's All Things Considered, NPR's Marc Steiner Show, Channel News Asia, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, France 24, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, The Jerusalem Post, and others.
- Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park
- M.A. from the University of St Andrews in International Security Studies
- B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from the American University of Beirut (AUB)
- Arab-Israeli conflict
- US Middle East policy
- Nuclear and conventional deterrence
- Arms control and nonproliferation in the Middle East
- Islamist movements
- Arab reform and good governance
- Middle East security and terrorism
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