Omar Ashour, a Senior Lecturer in Arab Politics in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, is the author of The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements and From Good Cop to Bad Cop: The Challenge of Security Sector Reform in Egypt.
Dr. Omar Ashour is Senior Lecturer in Arab Politics and the Director of the Middle East Graduate Studies Program at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter (UK). He is a Non-Resident Fellow in the Brookings Doha Center. He specializes in Islamist movements, conflict studies (with emphasis on transformations of armed groups), democratization, security sector reform, and civil-military relations. Dr. Ashour was a former consultant for the United Nations and a regular contributor to media outlets. Dr. Ashour obtained his bachelors and masters from the American University in Cairo. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from McGill University in Canada.