Dr. Al-Qassab is an Associate Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He served in the Iraqi Armed Forces, earning the rank of Major General, before entering a career in research and academia. Al-Qassab has acted as a consultant for Naval Affairs and overlooked research and development for the Chief of the General Staff in the Iraqi Armed Forces. He also worked as a researcher for the Center for Arab World Studies, Al-Mustansiriya University, and The Center for International Studies, Baghdad University. He was a member of the Steering Committee for the Political Department and the Futurist Studies Department at Baytulhikma, Baghdad. Al-Qassab established Al-Zaman Center for Strategic Studies in Baghdad in 2003. He taught strategy to post graduate students in Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad from 1997 until 2005. From 2006 until 2010, Al-Qassab was a consultant to the Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies in Amman and the Center for Strategic Studies of the Qatar Armed Forces.