About Us

The Pulse of the Middle East

Al-Monitor features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East and North Africa, through our reporting and analysis on Egypt, the Gulf, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Africa, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. Our Washington and Russia coverage looks at how policies from Washington and Russia impact the MENA region.

Founded by Jamal Daniel in 2012, Al-Monitor’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding between the Middle East and the international community by diving deep with analytical pieces from some of the most trusted, independent authors from across the globe.

Our team represents a diverse set of perspectives and Al-Monitor provides a unique, multilingual platform that amplifies their insights to allow us to uncover the trends that are shaping the future of the Middle East.

Read our Mission Statement here.

Al-Monitor’s content is regularly referenced in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Reuters, Le Monde, The New York Times, The Economist and many other publications.

The Washington Post has called the site “invaluable,” The Huffington Post referred to it as "a daily must-read for insightful commentary on the Middle East,” while The Economist recommended Al-Monitor’s Egypt and Iran coverage in its What To Read section.

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Al-Monitor Pro

The Middle East has an information challenge

High quality, accessible market insights across the Middle East is limited. Global media is focused on conflict, resulting in low coverage of business and innovation.

Better, accessible market information, with local insights and global reach, is required in order to drive transparency and scale accessibility to Middle Eastern opportunities.

Al-Monitor PRO solves it

We centralize access to key market insights by curating original analyses from top experts across business, technology and policy, and by monitoring signals from industry influencers through artificial intelligence, all at an affordable rate.

Our convening power allows Pro members to further access the regional decision makers, thought leaders and top journalists through in-person and online events.

Team

Andrew Parasiliti

Greg Cohen

Michelle Upton

Tyler Huffman

Marita Kassis

Cooper Klose

Amberin Zaman

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Jared Szuba

Adam Lucente

Ben Caspit

Rina Bassist

Ali Mamouri

Salim A. Essaid