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Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy is a seasoned researcher and academic who brings a wealth of expertise in Middle Eastern affairs, security studies, and conflict resolution. With more than 15 years of experience, he meticulously analyzed political, economic, and social developments in the Middle East. As an academic, he delivered exceptional instructional services and conducted groundbreaking research on Iran, regional security, and socio-political complexities in the Middle East, and as a journalist, he provided insightful analysis on the Arab Spring and played a pivotal role in shaping public discourse on Iraqi politics and society.

His book, “The Changing Ideology of Hezbollah,” discusses how the group evolved over the past four decades from a small terrorist organization to a formidable insurgency. He also has published many academic papers, including “Deterrence by Insurgents: Hezbollah’s military doctrine and capability vis-à-vis Israel,” “Hezbollah in Syria: An Insurgent’s Ideology, Interest, and Survival,” and “Insurgency, Proxy, and Dependence: How Hezbollah’s Ideology Prevails Over its Interest in its Relationship with Iran.”

He earned his Ph.D. and MALD from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and his BA from Michigan State University. He is also fluent in Arabic and proficient in Persian.

Latest Articles

The Israel-Hamas War: 8 Months Later

In today's episode of the Contours podcast, host Kelsey Quinn sits down with Middle East Affairs researcher Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy. The pair discuss the domestic tensions within Israel over the war, the Israeli intelligence failure leading to Oct. 7th, and how Israel has attempted to change its defense strategy over time.

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