PhD Candidate in International Relations, The Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHED)
Abdulla M. Erfan is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute in Geneva where he writes his dissertation on militia formation in the Syrian civil war. Abdulla’s research focus on militias behavior, new models of peace making, post war institutional reforms, political economy of transitions, and international powers policies in the Middle East. Abdulla advised the World Bank Institute and holds an MA from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies of the University of Notre Dame. Abdulla has more than 9 years of experience in multilateral dialogues and research projects management, and he is currently a lead researcher and manager of the Syria and Global Security Project that is co-run by the GCSP and Omran Centre for Studies.