Karim Haggag is a non-residential Visiting Scholar with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a professor of practice at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. He is a career Egyptian diplomat with over 25 years of service in Egypt’s diplomatic corps. Throughout his career, he has served in numerous capacities focusing on US foreign policy towards the Middle East, Middle East regional security, arms control and non-proliferation, and Arab-Israeli diplomacy. His current research interests focus on the changing geopolitics of energy in the eastern Mediterranean, and the linkages between Middle East and Mediterranean security. He is a graduate of The American University in Cairo, and holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College in London.

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