Ali Bin Musa

Junior Visiting Fellow


Ali Bin Musa 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 political science and international relations.

His research interests include democratic transition, state formation, political history, and foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Doha Institute and served as an editor and translator at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.

Research Areas

  • Democratic transition
  • State building
  • Political history

Countries of Focus

  • Libya
  • Middle East and North Africa

Other Areas of Interest

  • Contemporary Arab political thought
  • Foreign policy


  • M.A., Political Science and International Relations, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, 2023
  • B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, 2019


Middle East Council experts offer their thoughts on the unfolding crisis in Palestine-Israel that began on October 7.
Ali Bin Musa, Shahram Akbarzadeh, Sahar Khamis, Nader S. Kabbani, Beverley Milton Edwards, Hamidreza Azizi, Omar H. Rahman, Galip Dalay, Noha Aboueldahab, Saoud El Mawla, Faozi Al-Goidi
Once embroiled in a competition for external influence in Libya, Türkiye is now adopting an inclusive approach that engages more of Libya’s rival actors.
Ali Bin Musa