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Jasmine M. El-Gamal

Visiting Fellow

Jasmine M. El-Gamal is a visiting fellow for ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa Programme where she currently focuses on the Syria refugee crisis as it relates to Europe and the Levant.

El-Gamal served as a Middle East advisor at the United States Department of Defense from 2008-2015, where she handled the Iraq, Lebanon and Syria portfolios. During her tenure, she covered issues related to the Arab Spring, ISIS, and Guantanamo Bay, among others. She also served as the Acting Chief of Staff for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy, and as the Special Assistant to three Under Secretaries of Defense for Policy.

Latest from Jasmine M. El-Gamal

  • Cover: The US role in Syria

    The US role in Syria

    Anthony Dworkin steps in for Mark Leonard and discusses the US strategy in Syria with Asli Aydintasbas, Julien Barnes-Dacey and Jasmin El-Gamal. The podcast was recorded on 10 January 2019.

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  • France24

    08th January, 2019

    Jasmine El-Gamal joins the France24 debate on the consequences of Trump's announced withdrawal from Syria and the pledged support for Kurdish forces for the Syria conflict.

    Washington Post

    22nd December, 2018

    In her op-ed for the Washington Post Jasmine El-Gamal analyses the lessons learned from Obama's Iraq withdrawal in light of Trump's announcement to pull US troops from Syria.