Dr Renad Mansour is an academy fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, where his research explores Iraq in transition. He is also a lecturer at the LSE, where he teaches international relations of the Middle East, and is a research fellow at the Cambridge Security Initiative based at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught at the faculty of politics. Prior to joining the institute, Renad was an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Centre. During his time at Chatham House he has worked on a research paper on state-building in Iraq.