Latest Issue

Ali Allawi

Former finance minister of Iraq and writer of "The Crisis of Islamic Civilisation"

By Prospect  

Ali Allawi is an Iraqi politician and academic who served as minister of trade and minister of defence in the post-invasion Iraqi cabinet from 2003 to 2004. He has since become a prominent thinker on the history and future direction of Islamic society. Born in Baghdad in 1947, Allawi was active in the opposition to the Baathist regime from 1968 onwards. He spent a number of years in finance in various positions outside Iraq, including a position at the World Bank. Since 2004 he has been a senior visiting…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect