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About Ali A. K. Ali

Ali Ali is a post-doctoral research officer at the Department of International Development, London School of Economics. His research interests include the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts and their socioeconomic and regional implications.

Articles by Ali A. K. Ali

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The movement of refugees to Europe will continue, regardless of how dangerous EU states make it

Until the war ends and concerted international efforts to rebuild Syria and Iraq are implemented, the root causes of mass displacement will remain.

Countering the logic of the war economy in Syria

The country has entered a vicious circle where Syria’s own resources are being used to destroy it, and where ordinary people have no choice but to rearrange their lives around the conflict and either join or pay armed actors to meet everyday needs.

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