Sarwar is holding a (PhD) degree in Politics at Newcastle University- UK, teaching Political Economy of Oil Countries and Research Methodology in the School of Political Science Dept. of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sulaimani in Kurdistan Region, Iraq.Also teaching Modern Middle Eastern History at AUIS Dept. Social Sciences
His research interest includes the following fields: Politics and political history of the Middle East, Good Governance and corruption, public policy, political economy of oil governance.
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Abdullah, S., Gray, T., & Clough, E. (2018). Clientelism: factionalism in the allocation of public resources in Iraq after 2003. Middle Eastern Studies, 54(4), 665-682.
Abdullah, S. M. (2017). Corruption protection: fractionalization and the corruption of anti-corruption efforts in Iraq after 2003. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 1-17.
Abdullah, S.M., 2017. Clientelism, rent-seeking and protection: a study of corruption in Iraq after 2003 (Doctoral dissertation, Newcastle University).
Abdullah, S., Gray, T. and Clough, E., 2018. Clientelism: factionalism in the allocation of public resources in Iraq after 2003. Middle Eastern Studies, 54(4), pp.665-682.
Abdullah, S., 2019. The Definition of Corruption in a Sectarian Context: Iraq as a Case in Point. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 42(4), pp.59-86.
Abdullah S. (2018) After IS, Iraq’s Major Challenge is Corruption, Published at Washington Institute, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/after-is-iraqs-major-challenge-is-corruption.
Abdullah S. (2017) Why is Iran Against the Independence Referendum? Published at Washington Institute: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/why-is-iran-against-t...
Abdullah S. (2009) The obstacles facing young people in respect of political participation in Iraq after 2003. In Kurdish Language. ‘Hishata’ socila and political journal (1), pp. 2-12.
Abdullah S. (2011) Corruption and political system performance in Iraq, assessing the anti-corruption efforts in Iraq in comparison with Hong Kong (Arabic language), is now ready for publication at Mukryani, center for study of politcal and economic issues in Erbil- Kurdistan Rigional Government-Iraq.