Senior Researcher Prof. Ofra Bengio has published an article in the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum, where she argues that "Kurdistan in Iraq has never been so close to independence as it has now."
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MDC Junior Researcher Ceng Sagnic analyzes the changing political landscape in Iraqi Kurdistan and explains how the internal contests for power affect the region's drive towards independence.
Tel Aviv Notes: MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak explains the roots of the security crisis facing Turkey in the aftermath of recent suicide attacks in Ankara and Istanbul.
Head of Kurdish Studies Prof. Ofra Bengio has published an article in the "American Interest" about Israel's relationship with the Kurds.
Seth J. Frantzman explains the challenges facing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) based on his two trips to Kurdistan, in June and December of 2015, which included multiple visits to the frontlines and interviews with high level officials and members of the peshmerga, as well as civilians.
In this article from the February 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the battle in Turkish social media between Turkey and the PKK.
Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman and Prof. Ofra Bengio spoke at the Rubin Symposium, where they discussed the relations between Israel and Egypt, and Israel and the Kurds, respectively. In English.
Senior Research Fellow Prof. Ofra Bengio examines the role of women in effecting change in Kurdish society.
MDC Steinhardt-Israel Institute Intern and Research Assistant Eliyahu Kamisher explains how the Kurdish quasi-state managed to sidestep Baghdad and construct an independent oil industry.
MDC Researcher Dr. Ronen Zeidel and Junior Researcher Ceng Sagnic analyze the Turkish military presence in Iraq.