Tareq Baconi serves as board secretary. He was Al-Shabaka's US Policy Fellow from 2016 - 2017. He is currently Senior Analyst for Israel/Palestine and Economics of Conflict at the International Crisis Group. His book, Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance, was published by Stanford University Press. Tareq holds a PhD in International Relations from Kings College London, which he completed alongside a career as an energy consultant. He also holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (International Relations) and Imperial College London (Chemical Engineering). His writings have appeared in the New York Review Daily, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and The Guardian.