Kareem Rabie

Al-Shabaka Kareem Rabie

Al-Shabaka policy analyst, Kareem Rabie, is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His research focuses on privatization, urban development, and the state-building project in the West Bank, which culminated in his first book, Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited (Duke University Press, 2021). Rabie’s new work examines the political economy and human geographies of Palestine/China trade. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC, Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago, and Marie Curie Fellow/Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS).

Ihab Maharmeh

Al-Shabaka Ihab Maharmeh

Ihab Maharmeh is a researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, and the editorial secretary of Siyasat Arabiya. He has worked at Birzeit University, where he earned his BA in public Administration and his MA in International Studies from the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Center for International Studies. He also holds an MA in Public Policy and International Cooperation from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He has published several research papers in peer reviewed journals on settler colonialism, forced displacement, Palestinian workers in Israel and its settlements, and everyday Palestinian resistance.

Ibrahim Shikaki

Al-Shabaka Ibrahim Shikaki

Al-Shabaka policy analyst, Ibrahim Shikaki, is assistant professor of economics at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He earned his PhD from the New School for Social Research (NSSR) in New York, and held teaching positions at NSSR, The International University College of Turin, Birzeit, and Al-Quds universities. He also held research positions at the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) in Ramallah and Diakonia’s IHL Research Center in East Jerusalem. His recent writings include an upcoming chapter on the political economy of dependency and class formation in Palestine, and a brief on the economic aspects of Kushner’s Bahrain Plan.

Fathi Nimer

Al-Shabaka Fathi Nimer

Fathi Nimer is Al-Shabaka’s Palestine policy fellow. He previously worked as a research associate with the Arab World for Research and Development, a teaching fellow at Birzeit University, and a program officer with the Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies. Fathi holds a master’s degree in political science from Heidelberg University and is the co-founder of DecolonizePalestine.com, a knowledge repository for the Palestinian question. Fathi’s research revolves around political economy and contentious politics. His current focus is on food sovereignty, agroecology, and the resistance economy in Palestine.

Basel Natsheh

Al-Shabaka Basel Natsheh

Al-Shabaka Policy Member Basel Natsheh is an economist and the Head of Business administration department at Khawarizmi International Collage, UAE. He was the Dean of the Finance and Management Faculty at Hebron University. His main interests lie in developmental, labor, political and spatial economics. He is the author of several research papers about the informal economy and Palestinian labor.

Anas Iqtait

Al-Shabaka Anas Iqtait

Al-Shabaka Member Anas Iqtait is a research scholar at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University. His research focuses on the political economy dynamics shaping governance and fiscal policy of the Palestinian Authority, political rentierism, aid effectiveness, and the political economy of the wider region. He has previously worked in Palestine with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Oxfam, and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and served as a Research Fellow at Birzeit University in 2017. He also holds a master’s degree in international development policy from Seoul National University.

Alaa Tartir

Al-Shabaka Alaa Tartir

Alaa Tartir is Al-Shabaka’s program and policy advisor. He is a senior researcher and director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, as well as a research associate and academic coordinator at the Geneva Graduate Institute, global fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, and governing board member of the Arab Reform Initiative. Alaa holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is co-editor of Resisting Domination in Palestine: Mechanisms and Techniques of Control, Coloniality and Settler Colonialism (2023), Political Economy of Palestine: Critical, Interdisciplinary, and Decolonial Perspectives (2021) and Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance (2019). He can be followed on Twitter (@alaatartir), and his publications can be accessed at www.alaatartir.com.

Amal Ahmad

Al-Shabaka amal ahmad

Amal Ahmad is a Palestinian economic researcher. Amal interned at the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute in Ramallah before completing a Master’s degree in development economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Her work focuses on fiscal and monetary relations between Israel and Palestine; she is also interested in the political economy of development in the broader Middle East.