Mubaraz Ahmed is an analyst in the Co-Existence team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where he focuses on Islamist extremism. Mubaraz’s research interests and areas of expertise include the development of global jihadism, pathways to radicalisation, and Islamist activity in the UK. He also works closely with the Institute’s projects and education teams, providing insight and expertise to better inform programmatic work.
Mubaraz leads on the Institute’s work into online extremism, having co-authored a groundbreaking report into the accessibility of Islamist extremist content in Google search results, A War of Keywords. Mubaraz regularly engages with governments and technology companies to support the development of sustainable policy and practical solutions to the challenges of online extremism.
Mubaraz has provided analysis and expert commentary for a range of international outlets, including BBC News, Sky News, and CNN, while his research has been featured in the Guardian, the Times, and the Independent. Mubaraz read Arabic at undergraduate level, holds a master’s degree in Islamic studies, which focused on contemporary trends in Islam and modern approaches to the Quran, and has travelled extensively across the Middle East.