Nicole Robinson is a senior research associate in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation, focusing on Middle East Policy. She researches and writes on economic, security, and political challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular focus on the Levant region. Among other topics, she has written on women’s empowerment and domestic developments in Iran, Lebanon, and Yemen.
Before joining Heritage, Nicole lived in Jordan for a year and half, studying at the University of Jordan and working at the Stabilisation Network and Near East Foundation.She is fluent in Arabic and is continuing to expand her knowledge about the Middle East.
Nicole received her Master’s Degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Nicole was born and raised in Woodbury, Minnesota, and currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.