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Abdulla Aljenaid عبد الله الجنيد
Geopolitical Columnist – (Geopolitics, Security, and Defence) and Current Affairs Commentator on National, Regional and international media, including:
Alayam Newspaper, Bahrain; Al-Ittihad Newspaper, UAE; Makkah Newspaper, KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia); Okaz Newspaper, KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia); Security and Defence Arabia; Skynews Arabia; Middle East Online; Smt Center for Strategic Studies; Washington Institute for Near East Studies; Trends Research & Advisory UAE. National Politics: Founding Members of National Unity Assembly (Political Party-Bahrain).

Served as: Head of Policies and Analysis; Deputy Head of the Political Department; Personal Advisor on International and Geopolitics to the President of National Unity. Non-Resident Fellow: Trends Research & Advisory UAE. Activist: National Reconciliation.

Avi Melamed is an Expert on Current Affairs in the Arab and Muslim World and the founder of Inside The Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives. He is a former Israeli Senior Official on Arab Affairs. Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, Avi has held advisory and policy and high-risk counter-terrorist and intelligence positions throughout the region on behalf of the Israeli government.

He has co-authored Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Rule in East Jerusalem.

He has authored and co-authored several books, including Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth. His newest book, Inside The Middle East | Entering A New Era, was published in February 2022.

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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.