SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Mr Hisham Sabbagh

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

Tutor - Diplomatic Practice

Mr Hisham Sabbagh
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Mr Hisham Sabbagh is a Doctoral Researcher in International Politics at City, University of London. He specializes in International Mediation, Foreign Policy Analysis and the Politics and Security of the Middle East. His doctoral project analyses and integrates the key micro and macro dynamics of United States mediation in the Israeli-Syrian peace negotiations, between 1991 and 2000. His research is situated at the intersection of conflict management/resolution and foreign policy analysis (FPA) with a focus on U.S. mediation and foreign policy in the Middle East in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It provides a novel integration of broader international relations and U.S. grand strategy to FPA and mediation scholarship. Concomitantly, it provides a timely and policy relevant examination of the role of the U.S. in the Middle East and particularly in the Israeli-Syrian peace negotiations of the 1990s and their underlying implications for the politics and security of the broader region. Mr Hisham Sabbagh formerly served as a Foreign Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to U.S. Ambassador Karen B. Stewart, the Political Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and to the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation at NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) strategic headquarters in Norfolk, VA, the United States. He has received training in Cyber Security from the NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCI Agency) and Europol. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London and was previously a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is also a Certified Translator and Interpreter in Romanian/Arabic/English from the Ministry of Justice, Romania.



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.