Alexander Corbeil is a lead analyst with The SecDev Group, focusing on the Syrian conflict and its impact on the Middle East and North Africa. He also blogs for the Foreign Policy Association's Islamic Awakening section and appears regularly on CTV National News, Canada's largest private broadcaster. His research focuses on authoritarianism in the Arab world, radicalization, sectarianism, conflict dynamics and management, and transitions to democracy. His work has been featured by the Atlantic Council, The Daily Star, Atlantic Voices, Strategic Insight, and The Globe and Mail. Alexander Corbeil holds an MA in Political Science and a BA in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and Political Science from the University of Toronto. He has also studied conflict management at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.