Mustafa al-Kadhimi was a columnist and editor of the Iraq Pulse for Al-Monitor from 2013-2016. His writing specializes in democracy, human rights, religion and politics in Iraq. He has extensive experience documenting testimonies and archiving documentaries associated with repressive practices. He has written many books, including "The Iraq Question, Islamic Concerns" and "Ali Ibn Abi Talib: The Imam and the Man." Most notably, his "Humanitarian Concerns" was selected in 2000 by the European Union as the best book written by a political refugee. Kadhimi became director of Iraq’s National Intelligence Service in 2016, and was appointed Prime Minister of Iraq in May 2020.