• Briefing on clashes in Sinjar

    Briefing on clashes in Sinjar

    With clashes in Sinjar between PKK and forces loyal to the KDP, and PUK forces making moves in Kirkuk, the spectre of internal conflict in the KRI raises its head. The mounting pressure within the KRI risks boiling over in a situation where all parties are better armed than ever before.

     
  • Briefing on possible KRI expansion

    Briefing on possible KRI expansion

    Since the Peshmerga drove back Islamic State’s (IS) initial assaults in 2014, these Kurdish forces have been effectively expanding the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s (KRI) territory by changing facts on the ground.

     
  • Briefing on Iran-KRG pipeline deal

    Briefing on Iran-KRG pipeline deal

    Read Kurdish Progress Briefing on the prospect of an Iran-KRG pipeline deal. Erbil is still to confirm a deal to build a pipeline to Iran to export oil, which could allow it more flexibility in negotiations with its neighbours.

     
  • Analysis Round-Up Nov 21 2016

    Analysis Round-Up Nov 21 2016

    President of the KRG, Masoud Barzani, has said the KRG will hold on to lands captured from Islamic State (IS). The KRG may be set to expand its territory through the conflict with IS.

     
  • Analysis Round-Up Nov 15 2016

    Analysis Round-Up Nov 15 2016

    The majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the beginning of an assault on Raqqa, with US backing. Arab militias have expressed anger at Kurdish advances. Washington has reportedly reached a deal with Ankara over the governing of Raqqa after ISIS has been defeated, allaying fears among Arabs of Kurdish domination. The assault on Raqqa will be some time off as the SDF will initially focus on surrounding the city.

     
  • Call for Submissions

    Call for Submissions

    The Centre for Kurdish Progress is seeking submissions. These can be in the form of either white papers or articles. We are seeking submissions on topics including but not exclusive to Iranian-Kurdish political identity, Arab-Kurdish relations, radicalisation, and women’s rights.

     
  • Unite Statement in support of the Kurds in Kobane

    Unite Statement in support of the Kurds in Kobane

    Unite the Union offers its support and solidarity to the people of Kobane who have been in a relentless battle over the past month to protect the city, their human rights and secular society from the fundamentalist politics of IS militants.