Alia Brahimi
Advisor - Academic - Commentator

Academia


Academic positions

2013-2016
Visiting Research Fellow, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
2009-2013
Research Fellow, Global Security, London School of Economics and Political Science
2008-2009
Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
2007-2009
Research Associate, Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford
2004-2007
Tutor in the Politics of the Middle East, University of Oxford

Selected academic publications

  • Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror, Oxford University Press, November 2010
  • Ideology and Terrorism: Causes and Motivations, in Erica Chenoweth, Richard English, Andreas Gofas and Stathis Kalyvas (eds), The Oxford Handbook on Terrorism, OUP, March 2019

  • Al-Qaeda and the 9/11 Decade, in Richard English and Adam Roberts (eds), Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, OUP, September 2015

  • The Evolution of Global Jihadism, in International Institute for Strategic Studies, Armed Conflict Survey (inaugural edition),  February 2015

  • Competing Narratives in the Syrian Crisis, research paper for LSE Security in Transition Programme, February 2013

  • Al-Qaeda in the Changing Arab Context, policy brief for Institut français des relations internationales, September 2012

  • Al-Qaeda Ten Years On, British Academy Review, issue 19, January 2012

  • What is Al Qaeda Today?, in Manuel Almeida (ed), Al Qaeda After bin Laden, Al-Mesbar Press [Dubai], December 2011

  • Libya’s Revolution, Journal of North African Studies 16:4, December 2011

  • Islamic Radicalisation in Libya, George Joffe (ed), Islamist Radicalisation in North Africa: Politics and Process, Routledge, September 2011

  • Al-Qaeda as Just Warriors? Osama bin Laden’s Case for War, in Jeevan Deol and Zaheer Kazmi (eds), Contextualising Jihadi Thought, Hurst & Co, July 2011

  • Religion and War, in Hew Strachan and Sibylle Scheipers (eds), The Changing Character of War, Oxford University Press, May 2011

  • Subverting Islam, LSE Research, issue 3, Spring 2011

  • The Taliban’s Evolving Ideology, LSE Global Governance Paper Series, April 2010 *Most Downloaded LSE Working Paper 2010/2011 and 2011/2012*

  • Crushed in the Shadows: Why Al-Qaeda Will Lose the War of Ideas, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 33:2, February 2010

  • Asymétrie Morale, Didier Danet, Christian Malis and Hew Strachan (eds) La Guerre Irrégulière, Economica, December 2010

  • Terrorist Beheadings: Politics and Reciprocity, Adam Roberts and Sibylle Scheipers (eds), Prisoners in War, Oxford University Press, November 2009

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