Ibrahim Malazada


A man sews an Iraqi Kurdish flag bearing a portrait of Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, Erbil, Iraq, Feb. 3, 2016. (photo by SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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Iraqi clerics fuel dispute over Kurdish independence

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 | Ibrahim Malazada, Contributor

As the Kurdistan region is preparing for a referendum on independence, the religious authorities from both Kurdish and Arab sides are fueling the political dispute over the issue.

Iraq's Kurds question motives behind independence vote

Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017 | Ibrahim Malazada, Contributor

Opponents of the Iraq Kurdistan referendum on independence question the real agenda behind the Kurdistan Democratic Party's push for the vote.

Disputes over Iraq's Yazidi areas lead to fears of PMU-peshmerga clash

Friday, May. 26, 2017 | Ibrahim Malazada, Contributor

The Popular Mobilization Units is involved in military operations in Yazidi areas of northern Iraq, angering peshmerga, who argue that the PMU is not allowed to do so by an agreement between Erbil and Baghdad.

Federal budget widens political conflict among Kurdish forces

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 | Ibrahim Malazada, Contributor

The federal budget widens the gap between the Kurdish political parties, as some of them supported it strongly and others rejected it, calling for amendments.

How Iraqi Kurdistan plans to reform education to fight extremism

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 | Ibrahim Malazada, Contributor

The Kurdistan Regional Government aims to reform the religious curriculum, but some claim that these efforts will fail because extremists still have influence on the reform process.

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Ibrahim Malazada

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Ibrahim Malazada is a Kurdish researcher and writer who has worked as a lecturer in sociology at Soran University in Iraqi Kurdistan. He has decades of experience working with a variety of Kurdish newspapers and TV channels in Iraq and Europe and advising humanitarian organizations in the Middle East and Europe on social integration and intercultural relations.

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