Omar S. Bashir
Omar S. Bashir is a Senior Associate at the Financial Integrity Network, where he contributes research expertise on economic power and foreign policy. He recently defended his Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton University. At Princeton, he was a Fellow at the Center for International Security Studies, a Harold W. Dodds Fellow, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.
Omar previously earned an M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford, where his thesis was awarded Distinction. He also received two aerospace engineering degrees from MIT with internships at Boeing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. He served as President of the MIT Chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
In addition to writing for Foreign Affairs, Slate, and War on the Rocks, Omar has published work in peer-reviewed journals in both engineering and social science. His doctoral research in international politics focused on power and interdependence, energy competition, crisis signaling, and foreign aid bribery within the UN Security Council.