Renad Mansour is an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs. Prior to joining Carnegie, Mansour was a researcher for the Pembroke Security and Intelligence Initiative at the University of Cambridge, where he also taught history, international relations, and comparative politics of the modern Middle East. Mansour is a fellow at the Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies in Beirut, where he was assistant director from 2011 to 2012. He was an independent editor and advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government Civil Society Ministry from 2008 to 2010. Mansour’s writing has been published by Foreign Policy, the Bologna Center Journal of International Studies, and the Al-Jazeera Center for Studies. He holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge.