Zaid al-Ali

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.

Iraq

Will Sadr's victory diminish Iran's influence in Iraq?

Muqtada al-Sadr's election victory has given him enough leverage to curb foreign influence in Iraq.

Will Sadr's victory diminish Iran's influence in Iraq?

Iraq

What to expect from Iraq's election?

Iraqis will head to the polls on Saturday to vote for their next federal government.

What to expect from Iraq's election?

Iraq

Will 2018 be a year of change in Iraq?

In 2018 Iraq will have its first elections after the defeat of ISIL. How will that change the Iraqi political scene?

Will 2018 be a year of change in Iraq?

Kurds

What next for Iraq after the failed Kurdish referendum?

It is likely that the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil will not be resolved and will escalate again in the future.

What next for Iraq after the failed Kurdish referendum?

Iraq

Post-ISIL Iraq: Decoding Muqtada al-Sadr's Gulf visits

By reaching out to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Shia leader is attempting to counterbalance Iran's influence in Iraq.

Post-ISIL Iraq: Decoding Muqtada al-Sadr's Gulf visits

Middle East

Post-ISIL Iraq: Breaking the cycle of violence

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

Post-ISIL Iraq: Breaking the cycle of violence

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.

 Mosul's civilian deaths: How the US destroyed 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.

Battle for Mosul upends false Iraq narrative

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".

Can Iraq defeat ISIL without destroying Mosul?