Recent Engagements

To save Iraq, Washington must push for fair and credible power-sharing, Brookings Institution, 27 October 2017

The Clash Over Kirkuk, Foreign Affairs, 20 October 2017

Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution in the MENA region, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut, 3 October 2017

Don’t underestimate Kurdistan’s resilience, Brookings Institution, 22 September 2017

Stabilization in the MENA region, Brookings-World Bank workshop, New York City, 19 September 2017

Regional implications of the Kurdish independence vote, Aljazeera English, 19 September 2017

Could Muqtada al-Sadr be the best hope for Iraq and the region?, Brookings Institution, 21 August 2017

Post-conflict reconstruction in Syria & Stabilization in the MENA region, Brookings-World Bank workshop, Amman, 17 July 2017

Post-conflict reconstruction in Syria & Stabilization in the MENA region, Brookings-World Bank workshop, 17 July 2017, Amman

With Isis expelled from Mosul, the west cannot afford to ignore Iraq once again, Guardian, 10 July 2017

Rebuilding Iraq after Mosul, BBC News, 8 July 2017

Post-Mosul Iraq & the future of ISIS, Sky News, 01 July 2017

Examining The U.S. Decision To Arm Syrian Kurds, NPR, 29 June 2017

Syria today and the legacy of the 1967 War, Brookings Institution, 7 June 2017

Resilience & Fragility in the Middle East, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, 5 June 2017

The Kurdish Peace Process, Berghof Foundation, Istanbul, 27 May 2017

The Future of the Liberal International Order, Aspen Institute, Berlin, 16 May 2017

Options for Syria, Chatham House, Istanbul, 3 May 2017

Kurdish Dynamics Amid a Fracturing Regional Order, ECFR, London, 2 May 2017

After Mosul, a new chapter in policymaking must begin, Guardian, 29 March 2017

Armed groups & the Regional Order in the Middle East, Al-Sharq Forum, Istanbul, 19 March 2017

The State of Iraq – and the Republic of Kurdistan? – After ISIS, Hudson Institute, Washington DC, 23 February 2017

Militias in the Fight Against ISIS: Spoilers or Stabilizers, Wilson Center, Washington DC, 23 February 2017

The Isis campaign against Iraq’s Shia Muslims is not politics – it’s genocide, Guardian, 5 January 2017

The Hashd Law is not all bad news, 1 December 2016

How to resolve Iraq’s Shiite militia problem, Brookings Institution, 28 October 2016

Victory in the Mosul offensive will not solve Iraq’s problems, Guardian, 17 October 2016

Why Brexit will hurt the prospects for peace in the Middle East, Guardian, 13 October 2016

The Kurds of ISIS: Why Some Join the Terrorist Group, Foreign Affairs, 8 August 2016

Iran’s Weak Grip: How Much Control Does Tehran Have Over Shia Militias In Iraq?, Foreign Affairs, 11 February 2016

Iraq’s Kurds and the Battle to Defeat Daesh, RUSI Newsbrief, 25 September 2015

Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia.” BBC NEWS, 17 April 2015

Are Shia militias right allies for the U.S.?, CNN, 8 April 2015

Turkey’s bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq is the last thing we need in the fight against Isis, Independent, 28 July 2015

Ramadi has fallen but there is still good reason for hope, The Guardian, 19 May 2015

Baghdadi’s wounding is good news but no mortal blow, The Guardian, 22 April 2015

Shia crescent: self-fulfilling prophecy, OpenDemocracy, 3 April 2015

Iraq has begun its campaign to rid itself of Isis – and it must go all out, Independent, 06 March 2015

Written Evidence, submitted to the Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry into UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 13 January 2015

Isis has finally been defeated in Kobani but what happens next?,

Independent, 28 January 2015

A Dangerous Rivalry for the Kurds, New York Times, 16 December 2014

Discussing armed groups and the new security architecture in the Middle East, Al-Sharq Forum, Istanbul, March 2017

The State of Iraq & Kurdistan After ISIS, Hudson Institute, Washington DC, February 2017

Mosul: The Prospects For Stability After Liberation, Brookings Doha Center, October 2016