Alia Awadallah is a Middle East analyst and second-year MA student at Johns Hopkins SAIS, where she concentrates in Strategic Studies. Prior to attending Johns Hopkins SAIS, Alia worked as research associate for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. In this role, she conducted research and authored reports on security and counterterrorism in the Middle East. She previously worked on the Human Rights team at Vital Voices Global Partnership and as a field organizer in Ohio during the Obama 2012 presidential campaign. Alia holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a concentration in Middle East Studies from Kent State University and is a native Arabic speaker.
Alia Awadallah, “Can’t Buy Mohammed bin Salman Love,” Foreign Policy, July 2019.
Alia Awadallah, “The Case for U.S. Support of Lebanon,” The National Interest, March 2018.
Brian Katulis and Alia Awadallah, “The United States should listen to Jordan on the Jerusalem decision,” The Hill, February 2018.
Hardin Lang, William Wechsler, and Alia Awadallah, “The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation,” Center for American Progress, November 2017.
Alia Awadallah, Hardin Lang, and Kristy Densmore, “Losing the War of Ideas: Countering Violent Extremism in the Age of Trump,” Center for American Progress, August 2017.
Hardin Lang and Alia Awadallah, “Playing the Long Game: U.S. Counterterrorism Assistance for Lebanon,” Center for American Progress, August 2017.