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Romany Shaker

Research Analyst

Biography:

Romany Shaker is a research analyst and Arabic language specialist at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. His research focuses on domestic and regional politics, as well as extremist and terrorist groups, in both MENA and the Gulf. Previously, Romany worked with the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) and he has experience with translating, writing, and media analysis and countering violent extremism. Romany earned his B.A. in English Literature in Egypt, received a media translation certificate from the American University in Cairo, and has lived in Cairo and Doha.

Romany Shaker is a research analyst and Arabic language specialist at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. His research focuses on domestic and regional politics, as well as extremist and terrorist groups, in both MENA and the Gulf. Previously, Romany worked with the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) and he has experience with translating, writing, and media analysis and countering violent extremism. Romany earned his B.A. in English Literature in Egypt, received a media translation certificate from the American University in Cairo, and has lived in Cairo and Doha.

UK designates Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra as terrorist groups, paving the way for the U.S. to follow

27th December 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

UK designates Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra as terrorist groups, paving the way for the U.S. to follow

Romany Shaker

The UK announced last week that it added the Egyptian groups Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra to its list of proscribed terrorist organizations. According to a press release posted on the official Facebook page of the UK Embassy in Cairo, the British government reviewed evidence of attacks carried out by Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra against Egyptian security personnel and public figures and concluded that the two groups “meet its criteria for proscription.” more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th December 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

UK designates Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra as terrorist groups, paving the way for the U.S. to follow

Romany Shaker

The UK announced last week that it added the Egyptian groups Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra to its list of proscribed terrorist organizations. According to a press release posted on the official Facebook page of the UK Embassy in Cairo, the British government reviewed evidence of attacks carried out by Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra against Egyptian security personnel and public figures and concluded that the two groups “meet its criteria for proscription.” more...