Mina Al-Oraibi

The editor-in-chief at The National, the British-Iraqi journalist Mina Al-Oraibi is a political analyst focused on the Middle East. She has kept an eye on the UN’s response to the Syrian conflict, the American Middle East policy, and the region’s refugee crisis, including covering the Geneva talks on Syria and Iraqi refugees.

She has interviewed key international figures, including former US President Barack Obama, former US Secretary of state John Kerry, and ex-Iraqi PM Nuri Al-Maliki. She had begun her foray into the Middle East’s geopolitics with her dissertation on the 1958 coup that overthrew the Hashemite monarchy in her homeland Iraq. She is a member of the International Media Council and was named by the World Economic Forum a Young Global Leader.

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