We owe much to the Kurds for the defeat of Islamic State, even if the fight still goes on. Yet, writes Dastan Jasim, the rise of Turkey as an unpredictable military power threatens post-conflict reconstruction – and Syria’s democratic future
Doctoral Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg and Doctoral Candidate at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dastan researches the political culture of Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. She is also a conflict researcher for the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research, focusing on the Kurdish conflict in Syria and the war against ISIS since 2017, and she has worked frequently in the region.
Her research interests include political sociology, democratsation, post-conflict reconstruction, decentralisation and quantitative methods in the political sciences.
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