Husham Al-Hashimi

Husham Al-Hashimi

Non-Resident Fellow

Dr. Husham Al-Hashimi was a leading researcher on ideological security and extremist movements, and he was an expert on terrorist groups such as al Qaeda and ISIS and their branches and supporters in the Middle East.

He was a writer, observer, and commentator on current affairs, with frequent TV appearances on major Iraqi and Arab channels. He published three books: “Daesh’s World,” “Daesh, A Look From the Inside,” and “Extremism.” He had more than 1,000 articles and research papers published in Iraqi, Arab, and foreign journals on security and extremist groups.

Dr. Al-Hashimi worked closely with many of the world’s leading think tanks and research centers, such as Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, the American University in Iraq Sulaymaniyah, Al-Rafidain Centre for Dialogue, and al-Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies. Dr. Al-Hashimi had also advised many different Iraqi organizations, such as the National Reconciliation Team at the prime minister’s office, the speaker of parliament, and UNAMI.

Latest Articles

ISIS’s New Leadership: Past Lessons in a New Strategic Environment

ISIS’s New Leadership: Past Lessons in a New Strategic Environment

On July 6, 2020, Dr. Husham al-Hashimi was killed by gunmen outside his home in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. He

ISIS Thrives in Iraq’s ‘Money and Death’ Triangle

ISIS Thrives in Iraq’s ‘Money and Death’ Triangle

On July 6, 2020, Dr. Husham al-Hashimi was killed by gunmen outside his home in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. He

ISIS in Iraq: ‘Smoking the Fox Out of its Den’ Strategy

ISIS in Iraq: ‘Smoking the Fox Out of its Den’ Strategy

On July 6, 2020, Dr. Husham al-Hashimi was killed by gunmen outside his home in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. He

ISIS in Iraq: The Challenge of Reintegrating ‘ISIS Families’

ISIS in Iraq: The Challenge of Reintegrating ‘ISIS Families’

On July 6, 2020, Dr. Husham al-Hashimi was killed in his home country of Iraq. He had submitted a series