Anoushka Marashlian is a research analyst with Global Insight, covering the middle east and north Africa. In this capacity she has been interviewed by CNN, BBC, ITV News and Sky News. She holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St Antony's College, Oxford University where she was a British Academy scholar, and a BA Hons from the University of London. She was born in Khartoum, Sudan, and has travelled extensively in the middle east. She speaks Arabic and Armenian.