Experts & Staff: Alumni


Fatima Ayub

Former Associate Fellow


Fatima Ayub was an associate policy fellow for ECFR’s Middle East & North Africa programme.


By Fatima Ayub

  • A Westphalia moment at Geneva? (Commentary)

    Fatima Ayub - 13 November 2013

    The most problematic component of political and strategic competition in the MENA region has been the cultivation and manipulation of sectarian agendas. The Geneva meetings over Iran's nuclear programme, however, may prove to be the beginning of the end to the region’s most troublesome conflict.

    Serious straits: why trouble looms in the Gulf (Commentary)

    Fatima Ayub - 10 April 2013

    An understanding of the importance of the Gulf States is vital for explaining how the wider Middle East functions, thanks to their wealth, their energy resources, their geostrategic position, and their straddling of many of the MENA region's major faultlines.