Our Regional Guest | Mohammed Najib

This Briefing Room explores the reasons for the recent escalating trajectory of the Israeli-Palestinian arena and the impact of the escalation on the domestic and regional political arena and the public sphere.

Mohammed Najib, -53 years-is, a Palestinian defense correspondent and analyst journalist from Ramallah, West Bank. For 33 years, has reported on developments in the Middle East region, working for leading newspapers, including Janes Information Group.

His writing credits also include the ‘Global Security and Intelligence’ book published by Praeger Security International and ‘Entry-point to Palestinian Security Sector Reform’ in mid-2007 by the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces DCAF.

A speaker for several public-diplomacy activities and addressed several security conferences.
Fluent in four languages; Arabic, English, French, and Hebrew

Joined “Janes Information Group” in April 2001 and wrote for several of Jane’s publications about Defense, Intelligence, Strategic Affairs, Islamic Groups, Counter-Terrorism, Country Risk, and Organized Crime.

Has a professional journalism degree in Written Journalism from Bir Zeit University and a B.A. in English Literature from Al-Quds University. He was born in Ramallah, Palestine, in 1969.

In April 2014, he was elected to the board members of the Foreign Press Association FPA and re-elected for the recent eight years for the board position.

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Avi Melamed
Avi Melamed
Avi Melamed is an expert on current affairs in the Arab & Muslim World and their impact on Israel & the Middle East. A former Israeli Intelligence Official & Senior Official on Arab Affairs, Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, he has held high-risk Government, Senior Advisory, Intelligence & Counter-Terrorist intelligence positions in Arab cities & communities - often in very sensitive times - on behalf of Israeli Government agencies. He is the Founder & CEO of Inside the Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives - an apolitical non-partisan curriculum using intelligence methodology to examine the Middle East. As an Author, Educator, Expert, and Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Avi provides Intelligence Analysis, Briefings, and Geopolitical Tours to diplomats, Israeli and foreign policymakers, global media outlets, and a wide variety of international businesses, organizations, and private clients on a range of Israel and Middle East Affairs.