Ali A. Allawi

Ali Allawi

Iraqi politician and academic. Former Minister of Defence


Ali A. Allawi is research professor, National University of Singapore. He was appointed Iraq’s first post war civilian Minister of Defence in 2004 and in 2005 was appointed Minister of Finance. His most recent book is Faisal I of Iraq, the first major assessment of the Arab monarch who was a key figure in the making of the modern Middle East. His previous books are The Occupation of Iraq and The Crisis of Islamic Civilization. He was ranked no.4 on Prospect Magazine’s 2013 World Thinkers Poll for his insight on the history and future direction of Islamic Society. He lives in London and Baghdad.