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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.


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