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Ayham Kamel leads coverage of regional geopolitics, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Iraq, and the Levant area (Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon). His work focuses on the US/Russia roles in the Middle East, Iran-Saudi relations, energy policy, terrorism threats, and financial trends in the region. He is a regular contributor to global foreign policy expert discussions and has testified before the British House of Lords. (Eurasia Group)
Ian Black is a former Middle East editor, diplomatic editor and European editor for the Guardian newspaper.
In recent years he has reported and commented extensively on the Arab uprisings and their aftermath in Syria, Libya and Egypt, along with frequent visits to Iran, the Gulf and across the MENA region.