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About Ali Ali

Ali Ali is an academic researcher interested in the socio-economic implications of violent conflict in the Middle East including displacement and political economies of war. His previous research has addressed displacement and state-transformation in contemporary Iraq and the socio-economic effects of the current war in Syria. Ali is currently working on a project about the politics of the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon and Jordan at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Follow him @ali_ak_ali

Articles by Ali Ali

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Iraq 13 years on

As life goes on in Baghdad, plans need to be put in place to make people’s lives more bearable. Planning should not wait until the war ends, because in Baghdad, as in much of Iraq, war is now the new normal.

Challenging the Syrian state: using information systems to document human-rights violations

How modes of resistance to document state-sanctioned violence changed after the uprising. From States of Impunity.

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