sammardinSamantha North is a global communications strategist focusing on the MENA region.

At present, Samantha researches and writes about violent extremism, terrorism, and online propaganda. She also specialises in image management for cities and countries.

Samantha has lived in Turkey, China, Qatar, South Korea, the US, and the UK. She has strong networks across the Middle East – including Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Qatar and the UAE – as well as in Southeast Asia and Europe.

Samantha is a proficient speaker of Mandarin Chinese, knows enough Turkish to get by, and is currently taking an intensive course in Arabic.