Robert Mogielnicki is a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute as well as an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University and the George Washington University. He serves as an advisor with Freedom House and an external consultant with Eurasia Group. Dr. Mogielnicki is the author of "A Political Economy of Free Zones in Gulf Arab States" (Palgrave Macmillan 2021), and he is currently working on an edited volume about the political economy of sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East and Asia. He is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the board of advisors at Henley & Partners, an investment migration firm. He holds a DPhil from Magdalen College, University of Oxford.