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  • August 03, 2015|Ofra BengioMEF Wire

    An Emerging Kurdistan

    Ofra Bengio, Senior Research Associate at the Moshe Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University, is the author, most recently, of Kurdish Awakening: Nation Building in a Fragmented Homeland. Professor Bengio briefed the Middle East Forum in a conference...

  • June 01, 2014|Ofra BengioMiddle East Quarterly

    Surprising Ties between Israel and the Kurds

    In 1966, Iraqi defense minister Abd al-Aziz al-Uqayli blamed the Kurds of Iraq for seeking to establish "a second Israel" in the Middle East. He also claimed that "the West and the East are supporting the rebels to create [khalq] a new Israeli...

  • June 01, 2012|Ofra BengioMiddle East Quarterly

    Are Iraq and Turkey Models for Democratization?

    In the wake of the upheavals that have shaken the Arab world since December 2010, activists, politicians, and analysts have all been searching for new, democratic models of governance that could come into force in these lands. The cases of Iraq and

  • June 01, 2003|Ofra BengioMiddle East Quarterly

    Iraqi Kurds: Hour of Power?

    Since the end of the Iraq war, and for the first time in Iraqi modern history, Kurdish leaders have left their strongholds in Kurdistan and moved to Baghdad to establish a presence there. The two most influential leaders, Mas'ud Barzani and Jalal

  • January 01, 2002|Ofra BengioMiddle East Quarterly

    Saddam Husayn's Novel of Fear

  • June 01, 1998|Ofra BengioMiddle East Quarterly

    Saddam's Word: Political Discourse in Iraq