Alhala Alkuwari

Junior Visiting Fellow


Alhala H. Alkuwari is a junior visiting fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. She is also a teaching associate in politics at the Community College of Qatar (CCQ).

Alkuwari is a graduate from the Queen Mary University of London with a master’s degree in international relations.

Previously, Alkuwari worked as a researcher at the Ministry of Interior of Qatar for five years, in the fields of international security, countering terrorism, and preventing violent extremism. Her research interests include Middle Eastern security and counterterrorism, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Arab women representation and empowerment.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Alkuwari are her own and do not necessarily represent the views or official position of the Ministry of Interior of Qatar or State of Qatar Government.

Research Areas

  • Counterterrorism 
  • Violent extremism 
  • Women in the Arab world 
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict 

Countries of Focus

  • Qatar 
  • Palestine 
  • GCC 

Other Areas of Interest

  • GCC economy 
  • Political Islam 
  • Religions and ideologies in the Middle East 


  • M.A., International Relations, Queen Mary University of London, 2020. 
  • B.A., International Affairs, Qatar University, 2017. 


Israel’s military campaign in Gaza is entering its fourth month with no end in sight. Council experts explore various dimensions of the fallout.
Adel Abdel Ghafar, Galip Dalay, Omar H. Rahman, Beverley Milton Edwards, Tarik M. Yousef, Abdalftah Hamed Ali, Alhala Alkuwari, Ranj Alaaldin, Sahar Khamis