Abdalftah Hamed Ali

Junior Visiting Fellow


Abdalftah Hamed Ali is a junior visiting fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. He has recently graduated from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar, with a master’s degree in public policy.

Abdalftah’s research interests include economic development, public policy, energy transition, and sustainability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Previously, he was a research intern at Qatar Foundation’s EARTHNA Center for a Sustainable Future and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. Prior, he worked as an electrical engineer in Sudan. Hamed Ali has co-authored articles published in the Journal of Energy Strategy Reviews, the International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems Journal, and Doha Institute’s HIKAMA.

Research Areas

  • Economic development
  • Public policy
  • Energy transition

Countries of Focus

  • Sudan
  • Qatar
  • Middle East and North Africa

Other Areas of Interest

  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change


  • M.A., Public Policy, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, 2023
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey, 2022.
  • B.Sc., Electric and Electronics Engineering, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, 2017.


The expansion of BRICS, announced at the August summit in South Africa, signals an emerging shift in the international order. Middle East Council experts analyze the significance of the bloc on the global stage and discuss questions raised at the summit about multipolarity, de-dollarization, and more.
Galip Dalay, Beverley Milton Edwards, Aisha Al-Sarihi, Shahram Akbarzadeh, Adel Abdel Ghafar, Ranj Alaaldin, June Park, Oumeyma Chelbi, Abdalftah Hamed Ali