Sultan Barakat

Sultan Barakat is the director of Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

War & Conflict

Implications for a Syrian transition under Assad

Though some Syrians will accept his rule, embarking on a reconciliation process would be difficult with Assad in power.

Battle for Aleppo

Aleppans to Idlib: Out of the frying pan into the fire

The evacuation of Aleppo residents will inevitably lead to a long-term displacement in temporary shelters.

War & Conflict

The situation in Gaza requires immediate action

It's time for the United Nations to consider the morality of its Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism.

War & Conflict

The search for common ground in Yemen

A peace agreement in Yemen will be impossible without an innovative form of inclusive local power sharing.


Addressing fault-lines within the Saudi-led coalition

Before embarking on peace negotiations, the coalition should agree on how to deal with al-Islah party.