Dr. Ranj Alaaldin is a Middle East and North Africa expert at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Carnegie Corporation’s Crisis Response Council. He obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also obtained degrees in Public International Law and studied social movements and sub-national identities, with a particular focus on ethnic and religious mobilisation. His research focuses on the interplay between armed conflict, good governance and regional peace and security dynamics. Prior to this, he worked on and specialised in the laws of armed conflict and the use of force under international law at both the LSE and Columbia University, where he was a Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar. More recently, his work has examined the nexus between economic development and security sector reforms, power-sharing and constitutional arrangements, conflict resolution and Track II diplomacy. He advises government and non-government organisations, including the World Bank and the UN. He has written for peer-reviewed journals, and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Guardian and Bloomberg, among other outlets.
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