Saqeb Mueen

Senior Associate Fellow


Saqeb Mueen is a RUSI Senior Associate Fellow with over 20 years of experience in strategic, think tank and policy communications.

From 2014 to 2021, Saqeb was RUSI's Director of Communications. During his tenure, he was responsible for transforming RUSI's reputation as a ‘thought-leader institute’ for defence, security, and international affairs. He led a small but impactful communications team that has been party to RUSI's dramatic organisational growth. This included increasing the Institute’s audiences, strengthening its brand, and overseeing digital and marketing innovation.

Saqeb joined the Institute in 2001 as an Editorial Assistant, rising through the ranks to become deputy head of the Publications department. As Deputy Editor of the RUSI Journal, he was responsible for its authoritative Reviews section.

He then joined the communications team and led RUSI’s digital expansion, establishing RUSI’s social and multimedia profile and founding RUSI’s blog. As editor of the blog, Saqeb established a network of contributors to provide up-to-date analysis of defence and international security.

Saqeb maintains a policy interest in the Middle East, South Asia, the Muslim world, and Muslim communities in Europe and has written for a variety of publications, most recently Prospect magazine, the Huffington Post and RUSI outlets including the RUSI Journal and Newsbrief.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, and a Master of Arts degree in War Studies at King's College, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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