Hadeel Oueis is a Syrian American writer and journalist focusing on the Middle East. She writes for major Arabic newspapers and appears on Arabic networks from Washington D.C.. In 2011 Hadeel was arrested by the Assad regime for participating in the advocacy for political rights in Syria. In 2012, she spoke in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva about the suffering of the Syrians. The United States delegation in Geneva met with Oueis and helped her relocate to the United States. She currently analyzes U.S. policies in the Middle East for major Arabic networks.