Alia Brahimi
Advisor - Academic - Commentator

Commentary


  • The Capitol coup attempt was the far-right’s opening shot, Foreign Policy, 27 January 2021


  • Why Algeria is suddenly more interested in Libya, Atlantic Council, with Akram Kharief, 6 March 2020

  • Qassem Suleimani wanted US troops out of Iraq. If they go, ISIS will be back, Foreign Policy, 17 January 2020

  • Did Mohammad bin Salman just give jihadis the world’s greatest terrorist recruiting tool? Foreign Policy, 7 August 2019

  • Arms cannot end Libya’s agony, whatever its would-be strongman claims, The Guardian, 18 April 2019

  • The caliphate is over, but ISIS will be back in another form, The Guardian, 26 March 2019

  • Theresa May can’t outsource counter-terrorism to Silicon Valley, The Guardian, 21 September 2017

  • Strategic lessons from the ejection of ISIL from Sirte, Atlantic Council, with Jason Pack, 26 May 2017

  • Why Libya is still a global terror threat, The Guardian, 25 May 2017

  • Tactical lessons from the ejection of ISIL from Sirte, Atlantic Council, with Jason Pack, 23 May 2017

  • ISIL after Mosul: Insurgency and rivalry, Al Jazeera, 19 March 2017

  • From the rubble of Aleppo, ISIL rises, Al Jazeera, 21 December 2016

  • Aleppo and the myth of Syria’s sovereignty, Al Jazeera, 18 October 2016

  • ISIL may be in crisis but so is the coalition, Al Jazeera, 31 May 2016




  • What strategy for Tikrit, Mosul and beyond?, Al Jazeera, 12 March 2015

  • Gaza: No innocent victims?, Al Jazeera, 27 July 2014 (12,000 ‘Likes’)

  • Unleash diplomacy, not missiles, in Syria, Al Jazeera, 1 September 2013

  • Supreme emergency at Guantanamo Bay, Al Jazeera, 18 April 2013

  • Iraq: You didn’t fall… We pushed you, Al Jazeera, 21 March 2013


  • Syria: Talks or a fight to the end?, Al Jazeera, 4 March 2013



  • Half-light in Syria, Al Jazeera, 11 September 2012

  • Dangerous contradictions in Syria, Al Jazeera, with Prof G Joffe, 28 June 2012



  • Libya’s elections must be postponed, The Telegraph, 23 March 2012

  • The dilemma for Syria’s neighbours, Al Jazeera, with Prof G Joffe, 28 February 2012

  • The changing face of al-Qaeda, Al Jazeera, 5 July 2011

  • Al-Qaeda is its own worst enemy, Al Jazeera, 7 May 2011


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