Mousa Binakresh is a PhD student in the Department of International Development. He received his bachelor's degree from Al-Yamamah University, Riyadh (2012) and his master's degree from the London School of Economics (2013), London.
He worked in research and consulting in Saudi Arabia for approximately four years before coming to King's.
Thesis title: 'Post-colonial state building in Iraq and Syria'
His research explores post-colonial state building in Iraq, until 2008, and in Syria, until 2011. Mousa's research aims to identify the causes behind the collapse of the state in Iraq and Syria and the rise of sectarian identities and politics.