Omar Shaban

Omar Shaban is an analyst on the political economy of the Middle East and the founder of PalThink for Strategic Studies. He was a candidate for the first Palestinian parliamentary elections in 1996 and is independent from any political affiliation. He regularly writes for various international magazines and has been interviewed by well-known international newspapers. He occasionally participates in conferences on political and economic issues, and Palestinian affairs such as the reconstruction of Gaza, the reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.