ResearcherMona Saleh, M.A.

Room: LS 118b
Phone: +49 (0)203-379-3974
E-Mail: mona.saleh[at]

Research Focus
Selected Publications
Research Projects
Curriculum Vitae

Research Focus

  • International and Regional Organizations (particularly the African Union & the League of Arab States)
  • Regime Complexity & Institutional Overlap
  • Legitimacy and Legitimation Strategies
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation in the Middle East.

Coutries and Regions

  • Middle East
  • North Africa


▶ Attia, Hana / Saleh, Mona 2021: The Political Deadlock on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, GIGA Focus Africa, No. 4.

▶ Saleh, Mona / Finaud, Marc / Robinson, Tony 2021: Is There a New Chance for Arms Control in the Middle East, Arms Control Today.

▶ Saleh, Mona / Finaud, Marc / Robinson, Tony 2021: The Middle East: Is There Light at the End of the Long Corridor, Pressenza.

▶ Saleh, Mona 2018: A New Egyptian Track II Approach to the WMD/DVs Free Zone in the Middle East/Gulf, Policy Forum issued by the Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East (APOME) and Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSO).

▶ Saleh, Mona 2015: Constitution-making in Transition: A Comparative Study of the 2012 Egyptian and 2014 Tunisian constitutions, (Master’s Thesis), AUC Knowledge Fountain.

Research Projects

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► African Non-Military Conflict Intervention Practices (ANCIP)

Curriculum Vitae

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Since 01/2020
Doctoral Research Fellow at the GIGA Insititute of Middle East Studies and the University of Lüneburg

Research Fellow in the project "The Authority of International Organizations and Institutional Overlap" (Prof. Tobias Lenz), University of Lüneburg

Mediterranean Dialogue (MED) Fellow at NATO Defense College (NDC) Rome, Italy

Research Fellow in the project "The Authority of International Organizations and Institutional Overlap", University of Göttingen

Reporter-researcher at the Cairo Review of Global Affiars in Cairo, Egypt

Research Assistant at the Global Affairs Program des Department of Public Policy and Administration, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Research Assistant at the Religion and Peacemaking Program, United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington DC, USA

Visiting Fellow at Roger Williams Universtiy in Bristol, USA 


M.A. International Relations and Political Sciences - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland

M.A. of Global Affairs - School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt