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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

Comment: YouGov's campaign has undermined the integrity of all polling groups, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

16 October, 2018

Comment: Khabib Nurmagomedov's post-fight behaviour was indefensible, but Conor McGregor's racist comments cannot be dismissed as 'just trash talk', either writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

09 October, 2018

Comment: It would be naive to forget the actions and deep-rooted bonds of Sadr's past, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

18 May, 2018

Comment: Given the sectarian divisions gripping Iraq today, it cannot truly be said that the country is engaging in democracy, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

11 May, 2018

Comment: Once again, the YPG has callously prioritised their relationship with the Syrian regime over the Syrian people, who have been struggling for their freedom since 2011, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

02 March, 2018

Comment: Iraq’s Kurds overestimated the effectiveness of the Peshmerga, and missed an historic opportunity to protect their interests from Iran by allying with the Sunni Arabs, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

20 October, 2017

Comment: With Saudi Arabia's reliance on an increasingly unreliable Washington at an all-time low, Riyadh is diversifying its allies to include Russia, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

04 October, 2017

Comment: With the economy in Iraqi Kurdistan almost entirely dominated by Turkish produce, businesses and oil exportation facilities, there can be no independence without Ankara's approval, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

28 June, 2017

Comment: The symbolism of the destruction of the Grand Nuri Mosque in Mosul will act as a lightning rod for extremists to reinvigorate the simmering sectarian war, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

22 June, 2017

Comment: Splitting the progressive vote away from the only party capable of putting up a challenge to the Tories is sheer madness, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

07 June, 2017