Dr Al-Chalabi is a British-Iraqi writer and political commentator, and an expert on Middle Eastern relations. He currently holds the role of publisher at The London Magazine. Dr Al-Chalabi was born in 1947 in Mosul, Iraq. In 1965 he was awarded a scholarship by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil to study in the UK. In 1976 he obtained a PhD in Thermal Power from Imperial College London.
Al-Chalabi is the founder and former chairman of the British-Iraqi Foundation, and has been described as one of the most prominent Iraqis living in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He has also acted as an academic advisor to the United Arab Emirates. Al-Chalabi produces work in both English and Arabic, and has contributed to important media outlets, such as the Guardian, the Times, and the New Statesman. As well as being a member of the Chatham House think tank, he has also been a member of the Conservative Premier Club, the Bow Group, Cchange, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Council. Al-Chalabi acted for several years as the Iraqi Secretariat for the Next Century Foundation, and was also a named patron of said organisation
This site has accumulated some of his works (see ‘Selected Works’).