Alexander Stefan Wielgos
Geopolitics, MENA, conflict resolution
Polish, English, French, Arabic, Italian
Alexander Wielgos is a former Vice President of the Warsaw Institute (WI), currently working as an Accredited Parliamentary Assistant at the European Parliament. He specialises in geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and aspires to excel in conflict resolution. Previously he served as the Advisor of the Polish quarterly The Warsaw Institute Review (WIR), affiliated with WI. Other previous experience includes the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO), various Embassies, and extra-curricular research at Lancaster University, UK, from which he holds a Masters in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy.
The degrees to which the various paramilitary groups, namely from the Popular Mobilisation Forces, or ‘al-Hashd ash-Shaabi’, have been merged with or maintain autonomy within the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) has a direct relation to the de facto political situation in the Iraqi parliament.