Commentary | August 18, 2015

Kurdistan’s Politicized Society Confronts a Sultanistic System

In a paper published by Carnegie Middle East Center, EWI Director Kawa Hassan explains the power dynamics of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

In the paper, Hassan notes that "The Kurdistan region enjoys more stability, economic development, and political pluralism than the rest of federal Iraq, as well as a greater margin of freedom for civil society. But the situation in the region itself is rapidly changing." He observes that "Initiating structural reforms and achieving tangible changes takes time and requires a stable social and political environment, which currently does not exist.

To read this paper published by Carnegie Middle East Center, click here.

To read a segment of this paper referenced in Foreign Policy, click here.

To read coverage of this paper in Alwasat News (Bahraini website), click here

To read a segment of this paper referenced in Alarab, click here