Simon A. Waldman is a lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at King's College London.
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Simon A. Waldman
It’s said that the Kurdish attachment to Kirkuk is comparable to the Jewish longing for Jerusalem. What kind of future would a future Kurdish state - caught between Islamists and an angry Baghdad - face?with Sofia Barbarani 9 comments
- In Iraq, Sunnis, Shi'ites and Kurds wonder: Is this the beginning of the end?
- Iraqi crisis is unexpected prize for Kurds
- Israel, U.S. import disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan
- Israel, Kurdish fighters destroyed Iran nuclear facility, email released by WikiLeaks claims
- Why Palestinians yes, Kurds no?
- Turkey's close encounters of the Kurd kind
- LIVE UPDATES: Israel searches for teens kidnapped in West Bank, day 5
- Disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan pipeline set for Israel
- Kurds re-discover their old ally Israel
- Iraq militants seize border post on Iraq-Syria frontier
- U.S. relatives of kidnapped Israeli teen throw support to family
- Netanyahu calls for Kurdish independence from Iraq
- Historic reconciliation or election ploy in Turkey?
- There's no excuse for kidnapping teenagers
- Meet the Christian soldiers fighting for their lives against ISIS
- The Kurds are at demographic war with ISIS in Kirkuk
When only pro-Erdogan demonstrations are given official backing and dissenters are greeted by tear gas – then there's no meaning to the right to protest in Turkey.with Emre Caliskan 0 comments
- As Turkey protests resume, Erdogan stirs up opposition even within his own party
- Near Istanbul soccer pitch where teams do battle, protesters clash with police
- How to defuse the situation at Taksim Square
- With one voice they yelled: Erdogan Resign!
- If it happened in Turkey, could it happen in Israel?
- Istanbul feels like a carnival, but the protests are violent in Turkey's provinces