Author Elaaf Rajih Hadi, RSC Research Fellow

Elaaf Rajih Hadi is a career diplomat working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq. He served at the Iraqi embassy to Italy from 2009 to 2013, and is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Political Theory at the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics, LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, after a Master’s degree in Strategic and Political Studies from al-Nahrain University in Baghdad. His research activities are mainly focused on the security situation in Iraq before and after ISIS outbreak. Mr. Hadi’s areas of interest also include the Mediterranean-Middle East region, South-East and West Asia, the US foreign policy and Russia.