Imad K. Harb

Dr. Imad Harb joined ACW in September 2016 as a non-resident (Middle East policy) analyst, and is currently the Director of Research and Analysis. Dr. Harb is the founder and director of Quest for Middle East Analysis, a research and consulting firm. He worked as Senior Analyst at the Abu Dhabi, UAE-based Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research and taught political science and international relations at the University of Utah and San Francisco State University. He also was Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace.

Harb has a PhD in political science from the University of Utah. His dissertation covered the disengagement of the Egyptian and Turkish militaries from politics and the transition to electoral democracy in Egypt and Turkey. He writes and publishes on civil-military relations, the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf, and is most recently author of “Domestic and Regional Challenges to US-Iran Relations” (with John Bruni) (Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2015).