Fanar Haddad is senior advisor to the Prime Minister of Iraq. He is Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization, King’s College London and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, Washington D.C
. He previously lectured in modern Middle Eastern politics at the University of Exeter, at Queen Mary, University of London and at the National University of Singapore. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Haddad was a Research Analyst at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Middle East and North Africa Research Group. He has since published widely on issues relating to historic and contemporary Iraq and on identity politics in the region. He is the author of Sectarianism in Iraq: Antagonistic Visions of Unity (Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2011) and Understanding 'Sectarianism': Sunni-Shi'a Relations in the Modern Arab World (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2020).