Mohammed Shareef

Mohammed Shareef is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (London). He has worked for the United Nations and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shareef completed his PhD in International Relations at the University of Durham and has an MSc in International Relations from the University of Bristol. He is a founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the London Kurdish Institute. His research interests include US foreign policy in the Middle East. He is the author of "The United States, Iraq and the Kurds: Shock, Awe and Aftermath" (Routledge 2014).
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A Kurdish State is Inevitable

Recent developments in Iraq make an independent Kurdistan seem all but inevitable. The leadership of all five major Kurdish political parties in the Kurdistan region of Iraq know, as democratically elected representatives, that the independence of Kurdistan is an uncompromisable demand and the ultimate objective of their electorate. Testimony to this is the consultative independence referendum... Continue Reading

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Education in Kurdistan: A Lost Cause?

From child education all the way to university level, the curriculum in Iraqi Kurdistan is outdated. A modern education system facilitates development, prosperity and peace. A good education raises awareness, increases tolerance and helps to create broadminded, creative and productive individuals. However, when looking at the Middle East and Iraq in particular, the blatant neglect of education... Continue Reading

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