is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington, and a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. His research interests focus on Iraq, Iran, and Gulf Arab States. He earned a Ph.D. in from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. Between 2005 and 2013 Dr. Kadhim was an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs/Middle East Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Prior to Joining SAIS, Dr. Kadhim held a Senior Government Affairs position at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, DC. He is the author of Reclaiming Iraq: the 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State(English: 2012, Arabic 2014), and Editor of Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (2013), among many other academic publications. His current research project is focusing on rebuilding Iraq’s Political Economy.