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Tareq Baconi

Visiting Fellow

Languages: Arabic, English, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Oil and gas sectors in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Tareq Baconi is a Policy Fellow for ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa programme where he focuses on the geopolitical implications of the gas finds in the Eastern Mediterranean basin.

Tareq has worked in the energy sector for eight years, most recently as a Managing Consultant in Navigant’s energy practice in London. His experience has predominantly focused on the oil and gas sectors in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Alongside his advisory work, Tareq has pursued research projects relating to the contemporary geopolitics of the region, particularly Israel-Palestine and Islamic movements.

Tareq’s book, Hamas: The Politics of Resistance, is forthcoming with Stanford University Press. He holds a PhD in International Relations from Kings College London, an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. Tareq has been a Visiting Fellow at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute and his writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Sada: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Guardian, The Daily Star and Al Ghad

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