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Female Combatants: Same goals, different motivations?

Female fighters in Chechnya and Kurdistan are drawn upon as case studies to outline alternative motivations for female combatants, aside from traditional gender roles.

Will the Battle for Mosul Change the Power of the Kurds in Iraq?

Will the Battle for Mosul Change the Power of the Kurds in Iraq?

Although Mosul has been a critical point of strategic significance, the Kurdish status in Iraq has been consolidated and Kurdish power extends beyond the fight for Mosul.

Interview – Nadje Al-Ali

Interview – Nadje Al-Ali

Professor Al-Ali answers questions on the difficulties faced by Iraqi female academics, the role of women’s movements in the MENA region, and the academic-activist link.

Turkey’s Borderlands, the Syrian Civil War, and the Kurds

Turkey’s Borderlands, the Syrian Civil War, and the Kurds

For countries that share a long land border and overlapping populations with similar customs, ‘spillover’ is a natural sociological corollary of transnational ties.

Kurds, Democracy and a New Coalition Government

Kurds, Democracy and a New Coalition Government

The Turkish election results validate the path towards a political solution to the Kurdish question and point towards further Kurdish unity in the region.

Turkey, the Islamic State, and the Kurdistan Liberation Movement

Turkey, the Islamic State, and the Kurdistan Liberation Movement

The congruence IS seeks to create between culture and geography resembles the development of a modern nation-state more than many might be willing to admit.

Turkish Presidential Elections and the Kurdish Peace Process

Turkish Presidential Elections and the Kurdish Peace Process

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will most likely be elected as the next president of Turkey. If not, expect to see progress on the Kurdish peace process from the AKP government.

The Iraq Crisis and Its Geopolitical Implications

The Iraq Crisis and Its Geopolitical Implications

An inclusive and participatory democracy that would accommodate Iraq’s pluralistic society is the only way to counter ISIS and ensure Iraq’a stability and prosperity.

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The legacy left by the Islamic State may indeed be the creation of a new state in the region – but it is more likely to be a Kurdish state than one of its own.

What the Peculiar Case of the Kurdistan Region Can Teach Us about Sovereignty

What the Peculiar Case of the Kurdistan Region Can Teach Us about Sovereignty

Examining how the process of ‘becoming a state’ works allows analysts to better capture the complex dynamics in Iraq and the nature of sovereignty as a discourse.

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