Harith Hasan al-Qarawee

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

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  • January 09, 2018
    Following the 2005 election of Iraq’s National Assembly, the winning Shia Islamist coalition selected Ibrahim al-Jaafari, then a senior leader in the Dawa party, for the position of Prime Minister in the transitional government. Dawa is the oldest Shia Islamist
  • December 04, 2017
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi recently announced his new war against corruption. In using the term “war,” he intended to convey the difficulty of implementing a productive policy to fight corruption. Abadi hopes to build on his successes in the war against
  • November 16, 2017
    One of the main disputes behind tensions between the Iraqi federal government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) includes disagreement over budget allocation. This month, the Iraqi government approved the proposed budget for 2018 and sent it to the parliament for
  • October 27, 2017
    Not many heads of governments in the Middle East can move swiftly between Riyadh, Cairo, Amman, Ankara, and Tehran, and receive a warm welcome in all those capitals. Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, followed this itinerary in the last few
  • October 17, 2017
    In the wake of the September 25 referendum in Kurdistan, the Iraqi government announced on October 15 that it began a military deployment to reestablish authority in Kirkuk in coordination with the Peshmerga. It soon became clear that the Peshmerga
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Dr. Harith Hasan al-Qaraweeis is a nonresident senior fellow at the Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He is also a fellow at the Center of Religious Studies at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. He holds a PhD in political science from Sant'Anna School for Advanced Studies in Italy, an MA in political communication from Leeds University, and an MA in political science from Baghdad University. He was formerly a lecturer and teaching assistant at Baghdad University, and a fellow at Harvard University and Brandeis University. His research focuses on state-society relations, political transitions, and identity politics in Iraq and the Middle East. He has written extensively for various English and Arabic publications and journals and is currently writing a book on Shi’a, Religious Authority and State in post-Saddam Iraq. He was a member of the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iraq Task Force and the CEU research team studying state, religion, and disintegration in the Middle East.