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
For years, the EU believed talks with Turkey over membership granted them leverage to curb its descent into authoritarianism. That was a European delusion.with Emre Caliskan 0 comments
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