Dr Ranj Alaaldin

Associate Fellow, Strategic Peacebuilding Programme

Dr Ranj Alaaldin is an Associate Fellow at Oxford Research Group (ORG) working closely with the Strategic Peacebuilding Programme as a specialist on Iraq. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and his research focuses on intrastate conflict, governance and human security issues. He has conducted extensive research on Iraqi politics, social and economic development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Shiite militia groups, and power-sharing between the federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). He is the author of a forthcoming book on armed groups and the future of governance in the Middle East, to be public by Hurst & Oxford University Press. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Doha and Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), King’s College London. Dr Alaaldin was previously a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and Senior Consultant at the Next Century Foundation (NCF), where he led election monitoring teams in Iraq between 2009-2014 and lead fact-finding missions to Libya (during the 2011 uprising), Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.