Ranj Alaaldin is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and a Doctoral Researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he focuses on Iraq and the Middle East. He previously specialised in the law of armed conflict and the use of force.
28 July 2015 05:50 PM
President Erdogan is trying to destroy one of the rare success stories of the Syria conflict
06 March 2015 06:04 PM
If Iraqis want to push Isis out of the north, the jihadists cannot be given any chance to rebuild
28 January 2015 12:36 PM
There's so much to learn from the victory of a small but determined group of Kurds
17 September 2014 05:20 PM
The new Iraqi government has an unmissable opportunity to unite its people against the jihadists before they tear the country apart
17 August 2014 07:41 PM
It is no coincidence that country's most stable areas are those where security and governance are in the hands of locally supported groups
11 September 2013 03:49 PM
The West should pursue its initial course of punitive strikes
13 March 2013 05:37 PM
Iraqi society is as polarised as ever. The ongoing battles over its future shape show that the country's divisions long pre-dated the Western invasion of a decade ago
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