Tanner Manley

Research Assistant


Tanner J. Manley is a research assistant for the Middle East Council on Global Affairs’ Conflict and Transitions program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Qatar. He received honors with distinction for his thesis on 20th-century U.S. activism. His research interests include labor policy, migration, and conflict mediation in the MENA region.



As Doha extends its diplomatic mediation beyond its own region, mediating Venezuela and Guyana’s longstanding border dispute could provide a potential next diplomatic step for the Gulf state.
Tanner Manley
After brokering an historic prisoner exchange between long-time enemies, Qatar has a chance to continue expanding its geopolitical reach through its role as a mediator of conflict.
Ranj Alaaldin, Tanner Manley
While Qatar has developed its own relationships in Latin America, it also stands to benefit as a trusted go-between in diplomatic rivalries.
Tanner Manley, Leily Rossi
Warming relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran and this week's Saudi-Houthi talks have raised hopes about an end to the war in Yemen, but significant hurdles to long-term peace remain.
Tanner Manley, Faozi Al-Goidi
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 set new ground for what it means to have an inclusive and safe tournament. How can these policies be implemented in future World Cups?
Noha Aboueldahab, Tanner Manley