Zaid al-Ali

Zaid al-Ali is an Iraqi lawyer. He has law degrees from Harvard Law School, the Université de Paris I (Sorbonne), and King’s College London. From 2005 to 2010, he was a legal adviser to the United Nations focusing on constitutional, parliamentary, and judicial reform in Iraq. Since the beginning of 2011, he has been working on constitutional reform throughout the Arab region, in particular in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. He has published widely on Iraq and on constitutional law.

Middle East

Post-ISIL Iraq: Breaking the cycle of violence

Failure to prosecute perpetrators of extrajudicial killings in Iraq could be dangerous.

Battle for Mosul

Mosul's civilian deaths: How the US destroyed Iraq

Successive US administrations have and always will be oblivious to the effect that they have had in Iraq.

Battle for Mosul

Battle for Mosul upends false Iraq narrative

Analysis: The success of Iraq's counterterrorism forces highlights deep public misconceptions about the war on ISIL.

Middle East

Can Iraq defeat ISIL without destroying Mosul?

Iraq's more determinant challenges will be to prevent the emergence of "al-Qaeda 3.0".