More Technology, Less Leadership
Kawa Hassan is vice-president of EastWest Institute’s Middle East and North Africa Program in Brussels where he leads diplomacy initiatives focused on trust-building, conflict prevention, and conflict resolution. Author and editor of numerous publications, Hassan is a frequent media commentator on Iraq, Syria, Kurdish politics and Middle East affairs. He has served on NATO missions and as a member of the Atlantic Council’s Task Force Report on the Future of Iraq. Prior to joining EastWest Institute, Hassan was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and a knowledge officer at Hivos in the Hague. He holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and studied English and German at Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad.