Zana K. Gul is a political, security and economic analyst specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. He is focusing on the region’s evolution and its broader consequences for the world. A doctoral researcher on Iraq’s foreign policy at the University of Sheffield.

June 10th, 2014

Published in Open Democracy: Power within Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, is a spectrum of forces from ISIS, Ba’athist elements and Sunni tribes, among others. How is this tenuous assortment of power connecting and coordinating in the running of the city? continue reading on Open Democracy

April 17th, 2014

Published in e-international relations. Preserving a working relationship is a priority for both the US and Iraq despite both being on relatively different regional policy tracks. Continue reading the article in e-international relations

October 7th, 2013

Published in OpenDemocracy: The two Iraqi Kurdish parties’ entanglement in the Syrian Kurdish issues seems to have resulted in anti-Assad rebels and extreme jihadists retaliating against the KRG, in a spillover of the Syrian civil war. On September 29, a rare attack occurred in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), in which the headquarters of […]

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