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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. Follow him on Twitter: @thewarjournal

Thousands of mostly Sunni Iraqis are thought to have been extrajudicially killed by Baghdad-sanctioned but Tehran-controlled Shia militias during the fight against the Islamic State.

05 January, 2023

Mohammed Shia al-Sudani is part and parcel of the system that many Iraqis have called to reform or replace, with his appointment unlikely to resolve the root causes behind popular anger repeatedly flaring up over the past 19 years.

17 October, 2022

Analysis: Putin's invasion of Ukraine has exposed the flaws in the liberal Western world order, laying the groundwork for new global power dynamics that challenge American hegemony.

08 April, 2022

Arabs in the UK series: Debating what constitutes 'Arabness' in the UK has had divisive and counter-productive effects when it comes to political and social organising. Yet, as we found out, there are certain areas of concern that all Arabs share.

03 March, 2022

In-depth: To defend the public's entitlement to data privacy from powerful governments' mass surveillance efforts, crypto technology may prove a useful tool in re-empowering citizens.

17 February, 2022

Twenty years after opening and with dozens still languishing in detention, Guantanamo Bay is a glaring blight on America's human rights record and our collective consciousness, hidden behind a gleaming veneer of democracy, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

14 January, 2022

Whilst the main protagonists of the Iran-Iraq War have long departed, the seeds sowed by the conflict continue to have rippling effects for the region today. With Iranian soft power at unprecedented levels, what will the future hold for Iraq?

22 September, 2021

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the Iran-Iraq war, writes Talha Abdulrazaq

09 October, 2020

Comment: May will not just be remembered for her failure to conduct an orderly Brexit, but for how she failed the common people at home and abroad, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

24 May, 2019

In the aftermath of George HW Bush's death, speaking the truth on the former president's grim legacy shouldn't be hushed, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

01 December, 2018