The Middle East and North Africa region has witnessed significant turmoil since the rise of the Arab Spring. As a beacon for freedom, innovation, and dialogue, the Regional Office Middle East and North Africa of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF MENA) is offering a platform to communicate liberal thoughts. It is for the individuals who aspire to share their views on current events and issues in politics, economy, security, culture, etc. To amplify their voices, we have created the MENAPOL Blog through which the contributors can pitch, write, and publish their opinions.

MENAPOL, however, is not only a blog, but rather a platform where we also feature videos of experts and our own Project Directors commenting on the latest happenings and developments in their respective countries through our MENAPOL Questions. MENAPOL is a big part of our identity in the MENA region because it a free and reliable source of information and analysis regarding the developing situation on the political and economic levels.

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Mutasim Mahadeen has been working for more than 14 years with several organizations internationally, regionally, and locally as an advocacy expert, civic engagement and political participation consultant, and youth engagement strategist. He trained and provided consultancies on youth-led initiatives, advocacy campaigns, project development, strategy development, and policy debate for youth activists in the MENA, Eurasia, USA, and Europe. Mutasim holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations. He started working for FNF Jordan in 2021 as a Program Development Manager. In June 2022, he joined FNF Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as a Regional Project Coordinator.