Armenak Tokmajyan is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on borders and conflict, Syrian refugees, and local intermediaries in Syria.
Before joining Carnegie, Tokmajyan was a research fellow at International Crisis Group, focusing mainly on Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and patterns of displacement inside Syria. Before that, he was a research fellow at Budapest’s Central European University, focusing on conflict dynamics in Aleppo. He holds a master’s degree in peace, mediation and conflict research from University of Tampere, Finland.
Tokmajyan’s most recent work include Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Between Return and a Hard Place (upcoming International Crisis Group report), Politics of Rural Notables a book chapterin an edited book entitled Local Intermediaries in post-2011 Syria: Transformation and Continuity (Published by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Beirut, June 2019). War Economy in Northern Syria (Shattuck Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery, November 2016). Hezbollah’s Intervention in Syria: Religious Obligation or Political Choice? (Journal of Approaching Religion Vol. 4 (2), December 2014).