A Family Affair: Rifts in the Talabani Family Highlight the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s Political Weaknesses
The ongoing rift between PUK party leaders Bafel and Lahur Talabani indicates potential shifts in KRI politics, and likely drivers of continued regional instability.
Aug 25, 2021◆
- Bekir Aydoğan
- Mehmet Alaca
Polls Give Iraq’s Reformers the Advantage, the Vote May Be Theirs to Lose
In Iraq, pre-election polls indicate likely difficulties for Tishreen protest movement to translate popular support into electoral gains, due to widespread concerns about electoral legitimacy and political violence.
Aug 20, 2021◆
- Erik Gustafson
- Omar Al-Nidawi
- Mohammed Khalil
How Afghanistan Influences Hamas, PIJ, and Iran in their Approach to Israel
As the Taliban takeover boosts Iranian proxies’ morale, Israel and the United States should develop a coordinated strategy against these groups to enhance Israeli security and restore confidence in American commitments to regional partners.
Aug 24, 2021◆
- Kobi Michael
- Yoel Guzansky