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Dr. Annette Ranko


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Dr. Annette Ranko currently serves as Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation’s policy advisor for integration policy. From 2017 to 2020 she served as the Foundation's Resident Representative to Jordan. Prior to that she worked as research fellow and political analyst at the Middle East Department of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, a think tank funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and the city of Hamburg. As speaker of the GIGA's research team "Identities, Ideology and Conflict" her work has focussed on the Muslim Brotherhood as well as on the Salafist movement. Dr. Ranko received two awards for her doctoral thesis on the Muslim Brotherhood. She has authored two books and has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals. From 2014 to 2015 she held an interim professorship in Islamic Studies at the University of Hamburg. She has also regularly provided policy advice to several German ministries.


External Publications:


  • 2020: “Explaining diverging transformation paths in Tunisia and Egypt: The role of inter-elite trust“ (with Jasmin Lorch and Mazen Hassan), Mediterranean Politics, 25/5: 553-578. 
  • 2019: „Organizational Split and Radicalization within Egypt’s Muslim  Brotherhood“ (with Mohammad Yaghi), Policy Watch 3089, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
  • 2018:“A Common Transnational Agenda? Communication Network and Discourse of Political Salafists across the Middle East“ (with Justyna Nedza and Nikolai Röhl), Mediterranean Politics, 23/2: 286-308.
  • 2015: “Crossing the Ideological Divide? Egypt’s Salafists and the Muslim Brotherhood after the Arab Spring” (with Justyna Nedza), Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, online first: 1-23. 
  • 2014: “Selective Moderation of the Muslim Brotherhood under Mubarak – The Role of the Regime’s Discourse and of Islamist Political Inclusion”, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 55/3: 493-517. 
  • 2014 “Riss durch die arabische Welt: Die Gravitationszentren verschieben sich“ (with Henner Fürtig), Internationale Politik, 69/2:  8-14.
  • 2013: “The Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood: Implications for Egypt“ (with Elizabeth Iskander Monier), Middle East Policy, 20/4: 111-123.

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