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Nibras Kazimi

Visiting Fellow

Nibras Kazimi is a Visiting Fellow at Hudson Institute. He also writes a weekly column on the Middle East for the New York Sun. Previously, he directed the Research Bureau of the Iraqi National Congress in Washington DC and Baghdad, and was a pro-bono advisor for the Higher National Commission for De-Ba'athification, which he helped establish and staff.

Kazimi's research focuses on the growing threat of jihadism in the Middle East, as well as prospects for democracy in the region. His primary interest is the national security of Iraq, and how threats to the nascent democracy there are enabled and coordinated by regional Middle Eastern actors and factors. He has traveled widely, and recently has been to Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan.

Kazimi is a graduate of Brandeis University, and he speaks Arabic and English fluently.

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Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic Alliance': Major Challenge for Al-Baghdadi's Islamic State, or Potential Opportunity?

Nibras Kazimi

The new Saudi initiative is a dangerous gamble that may backfire on rhetorical and ideological grounds if the campaign fails or takes too long. ...

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Nibras Kazimi quoted in Financial Times on counter terrorism forces in Iraq