Ashraf Swelam is director general of the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA). He is currently the co-chairman of the Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Training Group, and a former president of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers and the African Peace Support Trainers Association. His articles appeared in the Financial Times, Yale Journal for International Affairs, Global Policy Journal, Die Zeit, and Süddeutsche Zeitung, among others.

Writing in the Cairo Review