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About Seyed Ali Alavi

Seyed Ali Alavi is a teaching fellow at SOAS, University of London, department of Politics and International Studies. His expertise lies in the International Relations of the Middle East.

Articles by Seyed Ali Alavi

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is Iraq entering an era of post-sectarianism?

In the absence of civil war, the people of Iraq have found an opportunity to demand that the political elite deliver on their election campaign promises.

Who is the winner in post-ISIS Syria?

ISIS may have been defeated, but the battle for Syria's political soul is far from over.

Iran's connections with Syria; current status and future perspective

Desperate not to let the Assad regime fall, Tehran continues to support and strengthen connections with its ally in Damascus. What unites them in this alliance?

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