Dr Muhamad Olimat

Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics

Dr Muhamad Olimat is Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA). His areas of expertise include Middle East studies, US foreign policy toward the Middle East and North Africa, and China – Greater Middle East relations.

Prior to joining EDA, Dr Olimat taught at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, University of South Florida and Missouri State University in the US, and other academic institutions in the US and Middle East.

Dr Olimat is the author of five books including China and the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Strategic Partnership in a Changing World and China and Central Asia in the Post-Soviet Era: A Bilateral Approach. In addition, he wrote several book chapters and articles on the Middle East with a focus on the region’s politics, political economy, political development and relations with China.