Abdullah Al-Jabassini started reading for his PhD in International Relations at the Brussels School of International Studies in September 2016.
His broad research interests cover a range of historical and contemporary issues across Syria and Iraq, which include political parties, insurgent organizations, paramilitaries, rebel governance, sectarianism and tribal conflicts.
Abdullah obtained his BA in International Relations and Diplomacy at Al-Kalamoon University in Syria, and his MA in Global Affairs at the Bahçeşehir University in Turkey. He also studied at Sciences-Po Paris in France in 2011.
For the past five years, Abdullah has worked as a researcher for several think tanks that are located in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Turkey. He has extensive experience in reporting and providing analysis on the military and political developments occurring in rebel-held areas, as well as government-controlled areas in Syria.
He has been a teaching assistant for Conflict and Security and is currently a teaching assistant for Theories of Conflict and Violence.