Bitte Hammargren is a Senior Associate Fellow at The Middle East and North Africa programme.
Bitte Hammargren currently serves as an analyst on the Middle East for the Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI. She was previously the head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the publisher of UI's online magazine for analysis and opinion. For twelve years, 2001-2012, Ms. Hammargren was the Turkey and Middle East correspondent for the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet. She is the author of 'Gulfen', a book about the GCC states, with a special focus on Saudi Arabia. She received the Swedish Publishers’ Great Award (Publicistklubbens stora pris) in 2008, and the Royal Society in Uppsala of Human Sciences’ Award of Humanities (Arguspriset) in 2017.