Portrait of Omar Rahman

Omar Rahman

Nonresident Fellow


Omar H. Rahman is a nonresident fellow at the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East. He is also a writer and political analyst focusing on Middle East politics and American policy in the region. He is currently a fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs, where he researches and writes primarily about Israel and Palestine and Gulf foreign policy. Between 2019 and 2021, Rahman was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, and in 2018, he was a research analyst at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, D.C. Prior to conducting policy research, Rahman worked as a journalist for several years, covering politics and the energy economy in the United States and the Middle East, including three years based in Ramallah. His work has been published in The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, The National Interest, Lawfare, PBS NewsHour, VICE, Quartz, The National, Al-Jazeera English, +972 Magazine and World Politics Review, among a number of other publications. Rahman holds a master’s degree in politics and global affairs from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

Contact him at orahman@mecouncil.org.