Hakim Khatib is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Research Institute on Global Islam at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He has been lecturing at different universities in Germany since 2011 on issues related to ideology and the interplay of power thereof in socio-political life, and religion and its relationship to contemporary politics in the regions of West Asia and North Africa, especially Egypt and Syria. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Mashreq Politics and Culture Journal (MPC Journal) since 2014. His current research focuses on Islam-inspired political ideologies such as Islamist extremism and Salafism, radicalisation and de-radicalisation processes in Germany and peace and conflict in the Middle East with the focus on the Syrian conflict.

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