Hasan Alhasan is a PhD student with the King's India Institute, where he researches contemporary Indian foreign policy in the Gulf. He is also an Associate Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Prior to joining King's, he served as a senior analyst on foreign policy and national security at the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain. He has addressed a variety of government organisations and think tanks, including the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Chatham House, the Royal United Services Institute, the Conservative Middle East Council and the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.
Hasan is also a regular participant in Track II dialogues on Gulf regional security and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs. His articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, the Guardian, La Tribune, The Hindu, Arab News, The Economic Times, Egypt Independent, Elaph, Muftah, Asia Times, openDemocracy and elsewhere.
He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, as well as a recipient of the Crown Prince's International Scholarship Program in Bahrain. He is fluent in Arabic, English, and French, and is learning Hindi.
Thesis title: 'India's Foreign Policy in the Gulf Since 1990: From Nonalignment to Strategic Partnerships'
- Principal supervisor: Harsh Pant