About the Shaikh Group


The Shaikh Group (TSG) and Shaikh Group Non Profit (SG) are focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Our mission is to facilitate dialogue with the peoples of the region and between states in the region, as well as with key international actors. TSG aims to advance practical initiatives that promote peace, tolerance, mutual security, and shared economic prosperity.

In a context of sharply heightened conflict and instability, we believe that new and innovative channels of dialogue – both open discussions and discreet processes – are essential to developing and realising a more hopeful vision for the region. TSG is an independent organisation with significant expertise in diplomacy and mediation. In addition to working with governments, TSG empowers people, political actors, civil society and the private sector to explore sustainable solutions to seemingly intractable conflicts and work toward a more peaceful, secure, and prosperous future.

Founded in September 2015, The Shaikh Group (TSG) is based in Cyprus and brings together a highly qualified team with extensive government, UN, diplomatic, research and policy-related experience. With a presence in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, we have the capacity to convene dialogues with key parties throughout the region and beyond, and a strong commitment to the principles of independence and confidentiality that are essential to these processes. 

Τhe TSG team launched the Syria Track II Dialogue Initiative, a project aiming to promote dialogue and build consensus among key Syrian actors, helping them put forward actionable proposals for a Syrian-led future political process to end the conflict in Syria.
To read more about this initiative, click here.