Bitte Hammargren is head of the Middle East and Nofrth Africa Programme analyst and chief editor of Utrikesmagasinet, UI:s forum for analysis and opinion.
Bitte Hammargren is the managing editor and publisher of UI’s online forum Utrikesmagasinet as well as a Turkey and Middle East analyst.
She joined our Institute in 2016 after a long career as a journalist, mainly at the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet. In 2001-2012 she worked as a Turkey and Middle East correspondent. She is also the author of a much acclaimed book in Swedish about the Gulf states, with a special focus on Saudi Arabia (Gulfen: en framtida krutdurk, 2014 and 2015). In 2017 she was awarded a Swedish Prize for Humanities (Arguspriset) and in 2008 the Swedish Publishers’ Great Award (Publicistklubbens stora pris).
Throughout the years she has studied or worked in France, Germany, the United States, Palestine, Lebanon and Turkey.
Languages: Swedish, English, French, German, passable Spanish and basic Arabic.
Areas of expertise:
Middle East, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia