Mohammad Ali Shabani is an award-winning Middle East expert and scholar. He is a PhD candidate at SOAS/University of London and Iran Pulse Editor at Al-Monitor. He also works as an independent political risk consultant. While based in Europe, he frequently travels to the Middle East.
His commentary and analysis have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Foreign Affairs, CNN, BBC World News, Al Jazeera English, the National Interest, LobeLog and Al-Monitor. He is also regularly interviewed by leading print, radio and television outlets.