Dr. Robert Mogielnicki is a Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University and a professorial lecturer at the George Washington University. He serves as an advisor with Freedom House and an external consultant with Eurasia Group. He previously worked as a human resource development consultant and in journalism across the Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Mogielnicki is the author of A Political Economy of Free Zones in Gulf Arab States (Palgrave Macmillan 2021), and he is currently working on an edited volume about the political economy of sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East and Asia. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Board of Advisors at Henley & Partners, an investment migration firm. The Middle East Policy Council listed Dr. Mogielnicki in their inaugural 40 Under 40 awards for influential Middle East experts. He holds a DPhil from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, a MPhil from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and a BA in Arabic and Government from Georgetown University. His published work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Banker, World Politics Review, and Axios. Dr. Mogielnicki regularly provides commentary for international media outlets, including Bloomberg, AFP, Forbes, Nikkei Asian Review, The Wall Street Journal, Nature, Financial Times, Reuters, BBC World News TV, VOX, Voice of America, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and S&P Global.