Wael Abdulshafi is a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center, based in Brussels, Belgium. His work centers around dialogue and track II diplomacy in the Middle East, and he also has a keen interest in EU and US foreign policy towards the MENA region. Prior to Joining Stimson, Wael held various positions at the EastWest Institute, where he coordinated projects on dialogue and conflict prevention in the Middle East. He also worked as a consultant for The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), contributing data on Military expenditure in the MENA region. Prior to completing his studies, he also worked as a Seminar Assistant at the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a German political party foundation, and as an intern at the UNRWA field office in Amman, Jordan. Wael holds an MSc in International Administration and Global Governance from the University of Gothenburg and a BA in International Relations from Malmö University. Besides his native Arabic and German, he also speaks English and Swedish.