SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Dr Hisham Sabbagh

BA (Lancaster), MA (Birmingham), Diploma (Romanian Diplomatic Institute), PhD (London)
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Hisham Sabbagh
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Teaching Fellow - Diplomatic Practice

Department of Politics and International Studies

Teaching Fellow

Dr Hisham Sabbagh
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Dr Hisham Sabbagh’s research focuses on International Mediation, Foreign Policy Analysis,
the Politics and Security of the Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy towards the Middle East.

His doctoral research deconstructs America’s complex mediation role in the Arab-Israeli
conflict, focusing on the failed Israeli-Syrian peace negotiations of the 1990s. Situated at the
intersection of Conflict Resolution and Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA), his research provides a
novel integration of broader International Relations (IR) and U.S. Grand Strategy to FPA and
International Mediation. It offers a policy relevant examination of American-Israeli-Syrian
relations in the 1990s and their underlying implications for the politics and security of the
broader Middle East.

Dr Sabbagh is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He was previously a Visiting
Lecturer at City, University of London and a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London.

Dr Sabbagh is currently a Policy Advisor in the British Civil Service. He formerly served as a
Foreign Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Political Advisor to the Vice Chairman of
the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and to the Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation at
NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) strategic headquarters in Norfolk, VA, in the
United States.



International Mediation, Foreign Policy Analysis, Diplomacy and Statecraft, International Security, U.S. Foreign Policy & Grand Strategy, Syrian Foreign Policy, Israeli-Syrian Relations, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Middle East Politics, NATO Partnerships, NATO Defence and Security Policy.