Gian-Luca Everett

Half Italian, half English, born and raised in London. Gian studied Politics and History in the London School of Economics and Political Science. He focused on the politics and government of the Middle East and Europe. His interest is in human rights and conflict resolution, and is currently a research assistant in the Corsham Institute.

Is Wahhabism responsible for atheism in the Arab World?

Wahhabism is an Islamic doctrine named after author Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92) in Najd, Saudi Arabia. Incidentally, ibn Abd al-Wahhab …

Did Arabs “colonise” North Africa?

Colonialism remains a contested concept: there exists no widespread agreement amongst academics upon what it should be properly defined as. …

Are North Africans really “Arabs”?

1. Background In August 2017, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi confirmed that his government would be pushing ahead with new …

Sunni-Shia sectarianism before and after Britain’s invasion of Iraq

On the morning of February 22, 2006, a series of bombs brought one of Shia Islam’s holiest sites, al-Askari Mosque, …