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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

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A frank look at George HW Bush's grim legacy

01 December, 2018

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.

How Western pollsters pushed for Kurdish independence

16 October, 2018

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

The backlash against Khabib is racist and Islamophobic

08 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.

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

18 May, 2018

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

Elections will do nothing to address Iraq's decay

11 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.

Turkey must win Afrin quickly, or risk its border

05 March, 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.

Iraq's Kurds missed an historic opportunity for success

20 October, 2017

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.

US influence wanes as King Salman visits Russia

04 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.

Independent Kurdistan cannot exist without Turkey's blessing

28 June, 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.

Mosul's destroyed Grand Nuri Mosque: Perfect for IS propaganda

22 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.

Progressives must vote for Corbyn, then oppose him

07 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.

After IS, Iraq's Christians face extremist Shia threat

31 May, 2017

Comment: Although his rhetoric directly mirrors Islamic State group extremists, Shia cleric Alaa al-Mousawi will receive no major condemnation from a hypocritical international community, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Tallha Abdulrazaq
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

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