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Hayder Al-Khoei

Hayder al-Khoei is an Associate Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House and a fellow at Forward Thinking. His research interests include Middle Eastern history, politics and Islamic studies, and his areas of expertise are Iraq, Iran and clerical authority in Shia Islam. He holds a master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a degree in Islamic Studies from the Islamic College, London. Hayder al-Khoei is a Lowy Institute Middle East Visiting Fellow, supported by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Articles by Hayder al-Khoei (1)

  • The Middle East: Beyond the sectarian divide

    Many Western observers of the conflict in the Middle East see current events through a sectarian prism which has become the default tool to make sense of the violence that plagues the region. Even President Obama thinks what is happening in the region is 'rooted in conflicts that date back millennia'. It is not that surprising given that this orientalist conceptual framework has changed little over the past century.