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Research Assistant
Spoken languages
Arabic, English, Turkish
Areas of expertise
  • Authoritarianism and regime change
  • Armed Non-State Actors
  • Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Middle East
  • North Africa


Bilal Salaymeh is a Ph.D. student at the Department of International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and a Research Assistant of the SNSF PRIMA project “A child of its time: the impact of world politics on peacebuilding.”        

Bilal holds a BA degree in International Relations and an MSc in the same discipline from the Middle East Technical University. Before joining IHEID, Bilal had more than three years-experience in Think Tanks and policy-oriented research, where he mainly focused on the crisis in Syria. He also worked as the project assistant for two projects on Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) in Libya, funded by the Islamic Development Bank.