Executive Director of Omran for Strategic Studies & Board Member of the Syrian Forum,
Dr. Ammar Kahf is the Executive Director of the Omran Center for Strategic Studies- a Syria focused policy research centre based in Istanbul. He is also a founding board member of the Syrian Forum Consortium. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science/Islamic Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation research was titled ‘Syrian Authoritarianism: Persistence or Change’. His research focuses on geopolitical political alignments, security and military architecture in Syria and local governance in Syria. His last published work was on decentralisation as an entry point to the political process in Syria.