Mr. Anas El Gomati is the founder and current Director General of the Tripoli-based Sadeq Institute, the first public policy think tank in Libya’s history established in August 2011. The Sadeq Institute conducts qualitative and quantitative field research across east, west and south Libya. He has held several positions in the region and Europe, as a visiting fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut, Lebanon and visiting lecturer at the NATO defense college in Rome, Italy. He is a frequent commentator on Libya & the MENA region on Al Jazeera, BBC, France 24, Sky News. He is the author of ‘Libya’s Islamists and Salafi Jihadists – the battle for a theological revolution’ of the edited volume ‘The Arab Spring Handbook’ (Routeledge Press 2015). He is author of ‘The Libyan revolution undone – the conversation will not be televised from the edited volume – ‘a divided gulf, anatomy of a crisis’ (Palgrave 2019).