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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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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.

Is Tariq Ramadan whitewashing Iranian brutality in Syria?

28 April, 2017

Comment: It's high time that respected academic and Muslim thinker, Tariq Ramadan publicly recognised that Iran's actions in Syria and beyond are sectarian and genocidal, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

A new era of uncertainty for Turkey

18 April, 2017

Comment: There are many fundamental similarities between Ataturk's rule, and the system of governance soon to be in place under Erdogan, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

London Attack: It's time to stop sexing up terror

25 March, 2017

Comment: Talk of the Westminster attacker being radicalised misses the point that he was simply a deranged criminal, and should be treated as such by the media, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Remembering Iraq's 14 years of terror, not freedom

20 March, 2017

Comment: Iraqis were promised democracy, freedom and human rights by the US and its allies, instead they got a decade and a half of death and destruction, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

How the hijab unveiled Europe's discrimination against Muslims

17 March, 2017

Comment: The European Court of Justice's ruling that companies can tell women not to wear the hijab shows European powers have much in common with Trump, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Invading Kuwait cost Iraq its future

28 February, 2017

Summary: Following the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, Western sanctions decimated Iraq's society, depriving its once affluent people of any chance of normality, 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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