Rime Allaf is a writer, broadcaster and consultant specializing in Middle East affairs, and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House.

In her writings, interviews and talks, she covers various political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of the Middle East (particularly the Arab-Israeli conflict, Iraq and Syria), in addition to media and communication, and the role of Islam.

She has published numerous political analyses and commentaries, and is interviewed frequently by international media, broadcast and print. She also regularly posts brief comments about current affairs in the blog (Mosaics) on her website.

With an extensive consultancy background in marketing and market research, she has gained significant insight on Arab and European markets, having conducted numerous projects for international business and media corporations in Europe, the US and the Arab world.

She was previously the Managing Director of a consultancy in Damascus, advising foreign companies entering the region on political, business, legal and social issues. She is a company director and co-founder of Turn3D, a pioneer of interactive 3D communication technology. She was a member of the founding board of directors of the British Syrian Society, a non-governmental organization aiming at enhancing relations between Britain and Syria.

Allaf is multicultural and multilingual (fluent in English, French and Arabic since childhood, and Spanish, German and Italian). She studied Political Science in Switzerland before acquiring an American Bachelor's in Management and a Master's in Marketing.

Born in Syria, Allaf has spent most of her life living, studying and working in Switzerland, the United States, Austria and Britain, regularly visiting the Middle East. She is married and currently lives in London.
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