Rena Netjes joined the Conflict Research Unit of Clingendael Insitute in July 2019, as Research Associate. Her work focuses on governance and security in northern Syria. Rena frequently publishes about, and comments on, the Arab world in Dutch and international media including Newsweek, AlJazeera Arabic and New York Times.
She used to be a correspondent for Dutch BNR radio and Parool newspaper in Egypt and Libya from 2011 to 2014. She also started Rena Lingua (Arabic and Hebrew Language Training) and teaches several strands of Arabic and Hebrew. Rena holds a master's degree in Arabic and Hebrew from the University of Amsterdam.’