Ibrahim Al-Assil is the Managing Partner for Insight Advisory Group. He is a Syrian political analyst and civil society activist who serves as a fellow at the Middle East Institute. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Orient Research Center in Dubai. Since 2012, his work has been focused on the Syrian conflict with an emphasis on different aspects of security, civil society, political Islam, and governance. Al-Assil is the president and a co-founder of the Syrian Nonviolence Movement, an NGO formed in 2011 to promote peaceful struggle and civil resistance as a way to achieve social, cultural, and political change in Syrian government and society. In 2013-2014, he frequently visited northern Syria, where he lead an initiative to train Syrian activists about strategic planning and project management and conducted studies on the current status and potential role civil society plays in northern Syria. Al-Assil is an avid writer and has been published in a variety of media outlets. Also, he was chosen by the Swedish Institute in 2013 as a young leader from the MENA region. He is currently an MPA candidate at Harvard Kennedy School.