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Zeidon Alkinani

Zeidon Alkinani is an independent Iraqi-Swedish political analyst specialising in identity politics and geopolitics in Iraq and the Middle East. He holds an MSc in International Public Policy from University College London.


Items by Zeidon Alkinani

  • It’s time to demilitarise the US-Iraq relationship

    It’s been 17 years since the United States led an international coalition to invade Iraq and topple the authoritarian regime of its former ally and later opponent, Saddam Hussein, and to allegedly democratise the country. Seventeen years have passed, and we still cannot find a single valid indication that...

  • Iraqi protesters need lasting, not interim, solutions

    The Iraqi government claims to be investigating the killing of peaceful protesters only from last month. It is thus ignoring the 800+ victims who have been killed since the outbreak of the protests in October last year. This reflects the government’s attempt to buy time in order to ignore...

  • Assessing the threat that Syria’s Kurds pose to Turkey and the US

    The Kurds are one of the population groups that are native to Mesopotamia, numbering between 25 and 35 million people. They mostly live in south-east Turkey, north-east Syria, northern Iraq, north-west Iran and south-west Armenia. Race, culture and language unite the Kurds across different nation state borders, although there...