Tallha Abdulrazaq

Tallha Abdulrazaq is a researcher at the University of Exeter's Strategy and Security Institute and winner of the 2015 Al Jazeera Young Researcher Award.

His research focuses on Middle Eastern security and counter-terrorism issues.

Battle for Mosul

Iraq deserves heroes, but only has monsters

The atrocities committed by the Iraqi army in the battle of Mosul is well documented, but the world stays silent.

Syria's Civil War

The US shows it is still in the game by striking Assad

The US strikes on regime-controlled Shayrat airbase is a significant departure from Obama's Syria policy path.

Battle for Mosul

Taking west Mosul: A bridge too far?

Squeezing ISIL out of west Mosul will perhaps be the most defining battle in Iraq following the US-led invasion in 2003.


Silence Muslims, then ask them to stand against ISIL

It's irrational to expect to hear Muslim voices condemning ISIL when they have no genuine voice in British media.


ISIL won't be defeated on the battlefield

ISIL's loss of its Iraqi and Syrian strongholds will not spell doom for the organisation, but a new beginning.

War & Conflict

Mosul will fall again, but at great cost

The battle for Mosul will be long and the city's remaining 1.5 million civilians will bear the brunt.


Iran's 'Shia Liberation Army' is par for the course

The announcement shows that the country is becoming more confident in asserting itself and declaring its intentions.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel, the UN's Sixth Committee and international law

How can a state that is so opposed to all legally binding resolutions of the UNSC engage on questions of the law?