Nadwa Al-Dawsari is a researcher and conflict analyst with twenty years of field experience in Yemen where she worked with civil society, local authorities, security actors, tribes, and non-state armed groups.

Her research is focused on unpacking the complexities of the
conflict in Yemen, drawing connections to the broader power dynamics at play in the Middle East.

Currently, she is a Nonresident Scholar at the Middle East Institute and a Fellow at the Center on Armed Groups. She has offered her expertise through advisory services and research to numerous donors and international organizations, including the United Nations, the European Union, the Netherlands Embassy, the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, the State Department, and the United States Agency for International Development, among others.

In her previous roles, Nadwa served as the Yemen Country Director at the Center for Civilians in Conflict, was the founding Director at Partners Yemen, a MENA advisor at Partners Global, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED).

Her engagement extends to being a member of the Century Foundation’s Working Group on Militias and serving as an advisory board member for Chatham House’s Future Dynamics in the Gulf Region project.