YD Contributors

Hawkar Jabbar is Young Diplomats special reporters in Iraqi Kurdistan. He follows closely the Battle of Mosul and the latest development in the war-torn region.

Southern Kurdistan (Iraqi Kurdistan) is an autonomous region possessing its legal government, parliament, and president. Although and regrettably, it is yet to secede from Iraq and declare its independence in ...

On May 19th Iran went to the polls and Hassan Rouhani was re-elected by a majority. The campaign was about the economy, minority rights and reforms. In theory, when we ...

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will arrive to the White House tomorrow, there are two perspectives on what Turkish will discuss with Trump. On the one hand, Erdoğan uses the meeting as ...
Young Diplomats Kurdistan

Kurdistan, ‘The Land of the Kurds,’ internationally recognized as an area with territory in four different countries – Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq. Even though its territory technically lies within ...

The Kurds in Iraq and the two leading political parties in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the PUK and the PDK (Patriotic Union and Democratic Party), are certain about holding ...