• Controversial Elections in the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government

    The parliamentary elections were held in Iraq at 12 May 2018, however, the outcomes were so debatable and, at the same time, doubtful for many sides, especially for those who expected more success from the results. That’s why several months...

  • Haqqani Network and Possible Reflections of the Death of Jalaluddin Haqqani

    The Afghanistan intervention, which is called "the Soviet Union’s Vietnam" and resulted in the withdrawal of the USSR following the loss of 15,000 soldiers, 35,000 wounded soldiers, 300 helicopters and more than 100 planes and a...

  • Does really Turkey now turns to Middle East?

    Shokhan Sherzad Qader  PhD student at Soran University/ International Relations Department Since AK party came to power in 2002, and after the policies that they started to apply both domestically and internationally, so many questions started...

  • How to untie the Idlib knot?

    Opposition territories in Daraa and in the province of Quneitra on the Israeli border were declared a de-escalation zone as a result of an agreement reached between Russia, the United States and Jordan. However, the Syrian regime forces, which ended...

  • Carrot and Stick Approach Needed to be supported in Syria

    Since 9/11, the dominant counter-terrorism approach applied by many governments in civil war context has not yielded less violent extremism and terrorism. The approach that has excluded armed groups from political process yielded a sort of...

  • Brunson And Bazoft Case: Similarity Of Western Methods In Terms Of The Pressure Imposed On States

    The United States of America strengthened its attitude against Turkey due to the case of US priest (Andrew Craig Brunson) in prison for joining terrorist activities on 26 July. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence called Turkish...

  • A New Phase of Relations between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government

    Shokhan Sherzad Qader  PhD student at Soran University/ International Relations Department With Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections, which were held last month on 24th June 2018, AK Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) won ...

  • What do the Protests in Iraq Point to?

    After the political crisis following the objections to the election results, rising due to the allegations of vote rigging in the Iraqi parliamentary elections on 12 May 2018, it appears that the protests rising especially in the south of Iraq have...

  • PKK Presence in Iraq and Turkey’s Fight Against Terrorism

    Terrorist PKK activity has increased observably in the region following the gains made by its extension, the PYD, after the events of 2011 in Syria. The terrorist organisation PKK intensified its activities within Turkey, drawing on the advantage...

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Controversial Elections in the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government

The parliamentary elections were held in Iraq at 12 May 2018, however, the outcomes were so debatable and, at the same time, doubtful for many...

Haqqani Network and Possible Reflections of the Death of Jalaluddin Haqqani

The Afghanistan intervention, which is called "the Soviet Union’s Vietnam" and resulted in the withdrawal of the USSR following...

Does really Turkey now turns to Middle East?

Shokhan Sherzad Qader  PhD student at Soran University/ International Relations Department Since AK party came to power in 2002, and after...

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ISIS’ Transformation and New Challenges Ahead

In the summer of 2014, the military advances of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) following years of military build-up attracted a...

Manbij: Demographic Structure, Distribution of Armed Groups and Scenarios for The Future

The rising terror threat in Syria affected the priorities of Turkey’s Syria policy. The strengthening of two terror organizations, namely...

The Situation of Turkmen Migrants From Talafar and The Future of Talafar

Talafar has been one of the most affected regions by the actions of ISIS since the terrorist organization started to gain control over Iraqi...