Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Dr Nussaibah Younis

Contact information

+44 (0)79 7009 9976


Dr Nussaibah Younis is an expert on the economy, politics, and foreign policy of Iraq.

She serves as a senior adviser to the European Institute on Peace where she advises on high level mediation efforts in Iraq, and she is a member of the Senior Common Room at St Antony’s College, Oxford University.

She previously directed the Task Force on the Future of Iraq, which was chaired by Ambassador Ryan Crocker, in her role as a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC.

Prior to this she was an International Security Program fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Dr Younis is a recognized authority on Iraqi affairs, and regularly publishes policy-briefs, articles on Iraq and its neighbours, in addition to providing media commentary and private briefings.

Her academic research focuses on the impact of Iraqi state weakness on foreign policy. 

Areas of expertise

  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • Middle East
  • Sectarianism

Past experience

2015-17Senior Resident Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington DC
2014-15Director of Research, Project on Middle East Democracy, Washington DC
2012-14International Security Program Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School