Romany Shaker is a research analyst and Arabic language specialist at FDD. His research focuses on domestic and regional politics, as well as extremist and terrorist groups, in both MENA and the Gulf. Previously, Romany worked with the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. He has experience with translating, writing, media analysis, and countering violent extremism. Romany earned his BA in English Literature in Egypt, received a media translation certificate from the American University in Cairo, and has lived in Cairo and Doha.