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Dr. Ahmed Badawi †

The team of the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy is mourning the sudden and untimely death of our friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Ahmed Badawi. You can find the obituary from Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse and Dr. Ingo Peters here.

Ahmed Badawi

Freie Universität Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Arbeitsstelle für Transnationale Beziehungen, Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik


Ihnestr. 22
Raum 109
14195 Berlin

Prior to joining ATSAP as Guest Researcher, Ahmed Badawi worked as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, the Free University - Berlin, and as the Co-Executive Director of Transform: Centre for Conflict Engagement and Political Development. He has a PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He previously worked at the International Crisis Group, the Oxford Research Group, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and the Institute of Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen. His current main research interest is the political economy of development in the Arab world, with a focus on the problem of the state in the Arab republics: how could it be studied, why has it failed, and could it be rebuilt? He is also a group facilitator and trainer of facilitators experienced in the use of participatory community/organisation development and conflict resolution methods.


  • State Failure in the Arab Republics
  • The Evolving Regional Order in the Middle East

  • The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

  • Euro-Mediterranean Economic and Political Relations

Selected publications (September 2019)