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Shifaa Alsairafi

Shifaa Alsairafi is a research assistant at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), based in Bahrain. She contributes to research on relations between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council, with a particular focus on nonstate actors, the politics of aid, economic and social reform, and gender and conflict. Prior to joining the IISS, she worked with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in Washington, D.C., on gender and migration in the Middle East and North Africa while completing her BSc in Foreign Service at Georgetown University.