Nir Rosen

Syria and Iraq Adviser

Nir Rosen has been writing and consulting on humanitarian and political issues in the Middle East since 2003. He began advising HD on its Syria initiative in 2012, and on Iraq since 2016. He has also worked as a humanitarian consultant for more than 9 years, for a variety of organisations including for Refugees International in Iraq, for Human Rights Watch in Yemen, for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Iraq, and for the International Crisis Group on Syria. In addition, Nir has authored two books: In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq, a study of the first two or years of the US war in Iraq; and Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America’s Wars in the Muslim World, on sectarianism, civil war, refugees, occupation, resistance and counter-insurgency from Iraq to Lebanon and Afghanistan. Nir has also worked on several documentary films about Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. He has also worked in Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries in the Muslim world.


The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.

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HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.

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