Denis Dragovic is an expert on religion and international affairs. He has worked for over a decade with various UN agencies and NGOs in conflict and post-conflict environments in the Middle East (including three years in Iraq), Africa and Asia leading humanitarian and development programs. While in Iraq he successfully led the efforts to release the first aid worker kidnapped by militants. He holds a PhD in political theology from the University of St Andrews, UK, and is the author of 'Religion and Post-Conflict Statebuilding: Roman Catholic and Sunni Islamic Perspectives' (Palgrave, 2015) as well as numerous literary and policy articles and regular contributions in the media on Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). His public commentary and research are available at http://www.denisdragovic.com/.