Mohammed A. Salih


Senior Fellow - Middle East Program

Mohammed A. Salih is a Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Middle East Program and a researcher and journalist based in Virginia, United States. He holds a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and has written for nearly two decades on Middle Eastern affairs for international news outlets, think tanks, and academic journals. His main interests include Kurdish affairs, Iraq, Iran, the Islamic State group, and the region’s intersection of media, culture, and politics.

His writings have appeared, among other places, at The Washington Post, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Al Jazeera English, Al-Monitor, AmwajMedia, Rudaw, and in publications from the Middle East Institute, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Fikra Forum. He has appeared on major international news outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Sky News, The Independent, and Voice of America, commenting about Middle East regional issues.