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Title Publication Author Date
Vilifying Syria's Kurds II: A Second Response to Roy Gutman Syria Comment Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi February 13, 2017
Vilifying Syria's Kurds: A Response to Roy Gutman Syria Comment Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi February 11, 2017
It's Time for Realism in Syria, President-elect Donald Trump The Hill Gregg Roman and Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi December 23, 2016
Turkey's Misdiagnosed Kurdish Problem The Gatestone Institute Burak Bekdil December 20, 2016
Iranian Kurds Join the Fight The American Interest Jonathan Spyer and Benjamin Weinthal December 15, 2016
Disunity as Kurds, Turks, Shia, and Sunnis Fight over Mosul The Australian Jonathan Spyer October 8, 2016
What Follows the Defeat of ISIS in Mosul? The Jerusalem Report Jonathan Spyer September 27, 2016
Humor, Counter-terrorism, and ISIS The Sun-Sentinel A.J. Caschetta May 20, 2016
In Syria, Locals Take the Fight Back to Islamic State The Australian Jonathan Spyer January 23, 2016
Eclipse of the Caliphate The Jerusalem Report Jonathan Spyer January 21, 2016
The Kurds Can Defeat ISIS if We Provide Incentives The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer November 22, 2015
Islamist Turkey Does Not Belong in NATO The Toronto Sun Tarek Fatah November 3, 2015
Blood and Ballots in Turkey The Huffington Post Stephen Schwartz and Veli Sirin October 26, 2015
Turkey Still Dances with ISIS The Gatestone Institute Burak Bekdil October 15, 2015
Industry Unnerved by Spiral of Violence in Turkey Defense News Burak Bekdil September 12, 2015
Blame Iran and Turkey for the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis The Weekly Standard Stephen Schwartz September 12, 2015
Middle East Provocations and Predictions The Mackenzie Institute Daniel Pipes September 9, 2015
America's 'Faustian Bargain' with Turkey The Gatestone Institute Burak Bekdil September 8, 2015
Turkey: Payback Time? The Gatestone Institute Burak Bekdil August 30, 2015
Turkey's Multiple Wars The Gatestone Institute Burak Bekdil August 16, 2015
Turkey and Its Kurds: At War Again The Gatestone Institute Burak Bekdil August 6, 2015
Turkey's Syrian Kurdish Problem The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer July 4, 2015
Turkey's Wrong Bet on Syria The Gatestone Institute Burak Bekdil July 1, 2015
Turkey: Hope and Fear The Huffington Post Stephen Schwartz and Veli Sirin June 23, 2015
Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan The Weekly Standard Irfan Al-Alawi and Stephen Schwartz June 17, 2015
Never Again? The ISIS Genocide of Yazidis The Huffington Post Stephen Schwartz and Christopher Bilardi June 10, 2015
Iran's Kurdish Rebellion The Huffington Post Stephen Schwartz May 22, 2015
Erdoğan's Graying, More Kurdish Turkey Hürriyet Daily News Burak Bekdil May 15, 2015
A Tremor in Iranian Kurdistan The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer May 14, 2015
The Kobani Precedent The Jerusalem Report Jonathan Spyer March 25, 2015
Heartbreaking Times for Syrian Kurdish Refugees The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer March 7, 2015
Islamic State Defeat in Kobani Will Be Hard to Replicate The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer January 29, 2015
Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Problem in Iran The Weekly Standard Irfan al-Alawi and Stephen Schwartz January 20, 2015
When Turks Die, Intention is in the Eye of the Beholder The Gatestone Institute Burak Bekdil January 12, 2015
Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani? Middle East Review of International Affairs Jonathan Spyer October 12, 2014
Kurds Abandoned by Liberals, NDP The Toronto Sun Tarek Fatah October 8, 2014
Western Fear of Angering Turkey Leaves Besieged Kurdish Town at Mercy of Islamic State The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer October 7, 2014
The Defense of Kobani The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer September 27, 2014
The Guns of August The Jerusalem Report Jonathan Spyer September 17, 2014
The Case for a Unified Kurdistan National Review Online Daniel Pipes September 16, 2014
At the Kurdistan Front The Weekly Standard Jonathan Spyer September 12, 2014
Hello, Kurdistan The Washington Times Daniel Pipes September 10, 2014
Kurdish Advances The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer June 21, 2014
Surprising Ties between Israel and the Kurds Middle East Quarterly Ofra Bengio Summer 2014
Wars Within Wars The Weekly Standard Jonathan Spyer May 26, 2014
Kurdistan Emerges The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer March 8, 2014
Kurdish Issue and Politics in Contemporary International Relations Rojhelat.info February 18, 2014
Kurds defending autonomous 'Rojava' enclave in Syria The Jerusalem Post Jonathan Spyer November 8, 2013
Turkey's Fix for the "Kurdish Problem" Middle East Quarterly Robert Hatem and Mark Dohrmann Fall 2013
Kurdish Rivalries in Syria The American Spectator Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi November 8, 2012
Syria's Kurds stand alone after rejecting rebels and regime The National (Abu Dhabi) Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi July 23, 2012
Iraqi Kurdistan Without Blinders The American Spectator Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip Smyth March 22, 2012
Iraqi petroleum and the damage done The Daily Star (Beirut) Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi November 21, 2011
Syria, Turkey and the Kurds Israel National News Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi November 18, 2011
Preserving Iraq's Assyrians: Federalism Assyrian International News Agency Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi October 24, 2011
Kurdish-Christian rivalries The Kurdistan Tribune Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi September 25, 2011
Spring comes, but not for Iraq's Kurds The Daily Star (Beirut) Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi August 12, 2011
Kurdish leaders are drunk with power Daily Star (Beirut) Michael Rubin July 1, 2009
Kurdistan's Troubled Democracy Washington Post Scott Carpenter and Michael Rubin April 18, 2009
Is Iraqi Kurdistan a Good Ally? AEI Middle Eastern Outlook Michael Rubin January 2008
Turkey's Terror Problem Is Ours Wall Street Journal Michael Rubin December 18, 2007
[Mosul and] Iraq's Next War Jerusalem Post Daniel Pipes October 31, 2007
Iraqi Kurdistan's Downward Spiral Middle East Quarterly Kamal Said Qadir Summer 2007
Enabling Kurdish Illusions Weekly Standard Michael Rubin March 19, 2007
The Barzani Chameleon Middle East Quarterly Kamal Said Qadir Spring 2007
Who Owns Kirkuk? The Kurdish Case Middle East Quarterly Nouri Talabany Winter 2007
Who Owns Kirkuk? The Turkoman Case Middle East Quarterly Yücel Güçlü Winter 2007
Can the PKK Renounce Violence? Middle East Quarterly Soner Cagaptay Winter 2007
Dissident Watch: Kamal Sayid Qadir Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Spring 2006
The Same War New York Sun Michael Rubin November 2, 2005
"The Arafat Model" National Review Michael Rubin September 12, 2005
The PKK Factor National Review Online Michael Rubin August 5, 2004
Ansar al-Islam: Back in Iraq Middle East Quarterly Jonathan Schanzer Winter 2004
Iraqi Kurds: Hour of Power? Middle East Quarterly Ofra Bengio Summer 2003
Jalal Talabani: "No Grounds for a Relationship with Baghdad" Middle East Quarterly Winter 2002
Why Syria and Turkey Gird for War Wall Street Journal Europe Daniel Pipes October 9, 1998
Abdullah Öcalan: "We Are Fighting Turks Everywhere" Middle East Quarterly June 1998
Turkey and Iran Face off in Kurdistan Middle East Quarterly Michael M. Gunter March 1998
Beyond the Golan: Prospects for Syrian-Turkish Confrontation Turkish Times Daniel Pipes February 15, 1996
Hot Spot: Turkey, Iraq, and Mosul Middle East Quarterly Daniel Pipes September 1995
The Last Years of Mustafa Barzani Middle East Quarterly David A. Korn June 1994

Blog Posts

Title Publication Author Date
A Complete History of Jamaat Ansar al-Islam – Translation Middle East Forum Blog Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi December 15, 2015

Reviews

Book Title Publication Author Date
The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East
by David L. Phillips
Middle East Quarterly Ofra Bengio Fall 2015
Kurdish Awakening: Nation Building in a Fragmented Homeland Middle East Quarterly Michael M. Gunter Summer 2015
Two Years in Kurdistan
by Rupert Hay
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Winter 2011
Kurdish Identity: Human Rights and Political Status Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Summer 2008
Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence
by Aliza Marcus
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Summer 2008
A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja
by Joost R. Hiltermann
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Spring 2008
The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland
by Kevin McKiernan
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Summer 2007
The Kurdish Nationalist Movement
by David Romano
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Summer 2007
Turkey's Policy towards Northern Iraq: Problems and Perspectives
by Bill Park
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Winter 2007
The Kurds and the State
by Denise Natali
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Winter 2007
The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Spring 2006
The Kurds in Iraq
by Kerim Yildiz
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Winter 2006
Hell Is Over, Voices of the Kurds after Saddam
by Mike Tucker
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Summer 2005
Fire, Snow & Honey: Voices from Kurdistan Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Spring 2004
Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy
by Gareth R. Stansfield
Middle East Quarterly Michael Rubin Winter 2004
Primitive Rebels or Revolutionary Modernizers?: The Kurdish National Movement in Turkey
by Paul White
Middle East Quarterly Michael M. Gunter Spring 2002
Turkey's Kurdish Question
by Henry J. Barkey and Graham E. Fuller
Middle East Quarterly Daniel Pipes March 1999
After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?: My Encounters With Kurdistan
by Jonathan C. Randal
Middle East Quarterly Kamran Karadaghi March 1998
The Kurdish Question and Turkey: An Example of a Trans-state Ethnic Conflict
by Kemal Kirisci and Gareth M. Winrow
Middle East Quarterly Henri J. Barkey December 1997
A Modern History of the Kurds
by David McDowall
Middle East Quarterly Sol Schindler September 1996
Kurdistan during the First World War
by Kamal Madhar Ahmad
Middle East Quarterly Daniel Pipes March 1995

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