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I am an academic researcher, with a PhD from City, University of London.

I have a degree in Law, and an MA in Human Rights Political Science and i'm currently Lecturing on US Foreign Policy at City, University of London.

My research examines the nature of US power through the decision-making of US elites in the occupation of Iraq from 2003-2005, analysing how democracy promotion was used to cover up and justify the self-serving agenda of US elites who went to war to serve their own narrow interests.
My research scrutinises liberal-democracy’s journey to Iraq by analysing the role of the Iraqi elites that Washington supported before the 2003 Iraq War, Washington’s post-war plan, constitution making under occupation and the disastrous legacy that it left through an authoritarian elite.

My research interests are; US Foreign Policy, the Middle-East, Iraq, US Democracy promotion, imperialism, Elite theory and neoliberalism. My thesis which is currently being finalised into a book looks at the 2003 war and occupation of Iraq by the United States to examine whether it was a case of self-serving US elites or genuine democracy promotion.

I have also been following the events of Iraqi Kurdistan closely since 2011, measuring the impact of Iraq’s 2005 Constitution on democracy, human rights, and equality in the region.


  • –present
    Lecturer, City, University of London


  • 2019 
    City, University of London, PhD International Politics
  • 2013 
    The University of Manchester, MA Human Rights Political Science

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy