Sheikh Aasim Alwaleed Ali Al-Thani is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Gulf International Forum. He is a Young Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy and a commissioned officer in the Ministry of Defence (MOD). He has served as a platoon commander, national security analyst, and operations officer in the Qatar Armed Forces (QAF). He holds several honours and has received special recognition from national and foreign heads of state.
Sheikh Aasim is a nominee of the Ministry of Defence for the MSt in Diplomatic Studies Programme (DSP) at the University of Oxford. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military Academy (ABMMC) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a Major in International Politics, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Military Science, respectively. He is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society. His research interests include geopolitics, strategic studies, intelligence history, defense diplomacy and small states’ security.