BioRobert Naouss is a media expert and political analyst. He currently serves as Deputy Director of Communications at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. He previously worked as Research Associate at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and still serves as consultant for various UN programs and projects. He holds a Master's degree in International Affairs from 'Université Saint Joseph' in Beirut. Robert specializes in conflict resolution, risk assessment, geopolitics, regional relations, as well as Arab politics and dynamics, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. He is the author of several publications, among which “The Role and Impact of Today’s Intellectuals: Think tanks in the United States, Europe, and the Arab World” (research paper, July 2011), "Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine: Commonalities and Links as Areas of Regional Conflict" (research paper for the Lebanese Armed Forces, 2011), and “How to Safeguard Internal Lebanese Consensus? A Road Map for the Post-Government Era" (op-ed, 2009). Robert is writing on Lebanese, Syrian, and Middle East issues. He speaks and writes fluent English, French and Arabic. All opinions expressed on PolicyMic are his own and do not reflect in any way the views of the Carnegie Middle East Center or the United Nations.