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.
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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.
MDC Senior Researcher Professor Ofra Bengio discusses the current rift between the Kurdish community of Turkey and the Turkish state.
Professor Ofra Bengio has published an article in "Panorama: From the Desert to World Cities, the New Terrorism, "produced by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. In her article, she analyzes the Kurdish part in the struggle against the Islamic State.
MDC Senior Researcher Prof. Ofra Bengio has published an article on Fikra Forum, wherein she discusses the possibilities and challenges of Kurdish independence in Iraq, following recent regional developments.
In the latest Middle East Crossroads, Prof. Ofra Bengio analyzes the ways that two important players (the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Islamic State) are shaping the face of the new Middle East. In Hebrew.