Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
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Summary

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. Her book From Invasion to ISIS is due to be published in 2017.

Expertise

  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • Middle East
  • Sectarianism

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

 

Broadcast experience

Extensive

  • Power-Sharing to Majoritarianism: Iraq’s Transitioning Political System Iraq: Ten Years On, Chatham House Report, May 2013
  • Invasion to ISIS: Iraq, State Weakness, and Foreign Policy. Forthcoming book. Hurst and Oxford University Press, December 2016
  • Sectarianism and the Protests in Baghdad, Foreign Affairs, May 2016
  • Putin’s Next Conquest: Why Iraq Wants Russian Help, with Andrea Taylor, Foreign Affairs, October 2015
  • A Cross-Sectarian Vision for Defeating the Islamic State, Carnegie Middle East Center, July 2015