Sajad Jiyad is a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Jiyad is an Iraqi political analyst based in Baghdad. He is the former Managing Director of the Al-Bayan Center, an Iraqi policy institute. Sajad's main focus is on public policy and governance in Iraq and he also works on capacity building of public institutions and civil society organisations through conferences, workshops and training programs. Frequently published and cited in media as an expert commentator, Sajad is also partnered with a number of international organisations and think tanks to provide ground-level research on Iraq and solutions for development-related issues. Sajad’s educational background is in Economics and Politics, and Islamic Studies.
John Fox - 4 June, 2009
Twenty years after the massacre in Tiananmen Square, the EU should must help enforce the rule of law in China.
- 28 May, 2009
Richard Gowan - 27 May, 2009
The EU should cooperate more with the UN in peacekeeping missions if it wants to show its ?effective multilateralism? is backed up by muscle.
by Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 28th May, 2020
EU member states can find ways to cooperate with Turkey to support stabilisation in parts of the safe zone, without violating their interests and core principle
by Andrew Small - 13th May, 2020
The crisis is intensifying demands for Europe to puts its China policy on a more open, accountable, and values-based footing
by Dumitru Minzarari and Vadim Pistrinciuc - 23rd April, 2020
Failure to strengthen Eastern Partnership states could strengthen Russia and allow authoritarianism to diffuse westward into the EU
by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 21st April, 2020
European governments should pivot to a strategy focused on protecting those societal forces that are still standing and that can help salvage a better future
by Manuel Langendorf - 24th March, 2020
Europeans must help construct the region’s digital infrastructure, to prevent China from popularising its internet governance model there.
by Chris Raggett - 03rd March, 2020
European policymakers should aim to catch up with, and overtake, their US counterparts on anti-money laundering regulation and enforcement
by Amel Boubekeur - 27th February, 2020
The Hirak protest movement has revealed flaws in Algeria’s ruling system, which lacks the tools to reinvent itself
by Cinzia Bianco - 25th February, 2020
Europeans can shift the balance of power in the Gulf in their favour by approaching the Gulf through flexible new frameworks
by Raiman al-Hamdani and Helen Lackner - 22nd January, 2020
The European Union should continue to support development and state-building in Yemen and develop platforms on which southerners can achieve self-determination
by Beáta Huszka - 07th January, 2020
The EU should demonstrate its commitment to the Western Balkans by encouraging countries there to resolve their outstanding disputes
by Ulrike Esther Franke - 18th December, 2019
Failing to coordinate properly in the AI area could threaten future European defence cooperation, including PESCO and the European Defence
- 5 June, 2020
Has the coronavirus been Europe’s ‘Hamiltonian’ moment?
5 June, 2020
The attempt of a peace process in Libya is facing several substantial hindrances, where a variety of actors keep on inducing significant upheavals in its territory. Recently Turkey was observed to use Libya more and more as a playing field for its advancements - with some…
Yuri Slezkine - 3 June, 2020
Yuri Slezkine is Professor of Russian history and Director of the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and currently visiting fellow at Oxford. He's an author of several books, the latest being "The House of…
What does the corona crisis mean for economic coercion? How does it amplify some of the problems stemming from punitive economic measures Europeans have worried about? Finally, how might the structural changes in our economies – from the increased role of the state to…
The recent Franco-German proposal for an EU recovery fund sparked a lively debate on possible changes in EU’s nature, suggesting that the plan to raise €500bn through common EU debt and hand it out as grants, not loans, marks an important shift in EU policy. But is…
ECFR - 28 May, 2020
What will the future of Africa-Europe relations look like? Will there be opportunities for a renewed partnership? Carlos Lopes, African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe and Professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape…
Fyodor Lukyanov - 27 May, 2020
This week in the ‘Deep Dive into Russia’ we will have with us Fyodor Lukyanov, a professor at the Higher School of Economics and Chairman of SVOP (Council on Foreign and Defense Policy). Lukyanov's talk titled “Russian worldview after pandemic: Nichts…
Kadri Liik - 25 May, 2020
Kadri Liik presented her latest policy brief "The last of the offended: Russia’s first post-Putin diplomats" in a webinar organised by the Rome Office on 25 May 2020. Russia’s new generation of foreign policy professionals brings with them a shift in attitudes…