08/02/2018 . By Kamal Chomani

Along with a widespread commitment to democracy among Turks and a resilient civil society, the victory of a pro-Kurdish rights party in securing enough votes to enter parliament could still strengthen Turkey’s democracy and regional stability.

06/01/2018 . By Kamal Chomani

The results of Iraq’s parliamentary elections this month took many by surprise. Populist Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition won a plurality of 329 seats, followed by three other lists dominated

05/01/2018 . By Kamal Chomani

Significant divisions among Sunni, Shi’a, and the Kurdish parties have led to uncertainty—yet they could also lead to new alliances that may improve political dynamics in Iraq.

01/05/2018 . By Kamal Chomani

The demonstrations have subsided, but if the Kurdistan government continues to fail to meet demands, protests may reoccur and armed struggle could become a possibility.

11/15/2017 . By Kamal Chomani

The failure of the independence movement has strengthened the will of many Kurds for democracy, rule of law, institutionalization of the peshmerga and security forces.

11/19/2015 . By TIMEP

TIMEP Nonresident Fellow Hassan Hassan answered questions about recent terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris apparently carried out by the Islamic State.