On October 10, Iraqis voted in a high-stakes early election, almost two years after major protests broke out against the government. In October 2019, many young Iraqis living in Baghdad and in the southern [...]
About Mustafa KaymazMustafa Kaymaz is a Ph.D. student and assistant at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. Formerly he was a research assistant at Al Sharq Forum. He completed an internship at Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). Kaymaz received his B.A. degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University and M.A. degree in Political Science and International Relations from Istanbul Şehir University. His research interests include: Shiite militias, Iraqi politics, Iranian influence in the MENA region, and non-state armed actors and their international relations.
In her book, Hezbollah: Mobilization and Power, Aurélie Daher attempts to explain how Hezbollah sustains its mobilization efforts and bond with its public. She employs a meaning-making approach because she thinks that the other factors, [...]
The results of the Iraqi general elections of May 12, 2018 caught many analysts by surprise. The Sairoon Alliance of the Sadrist Movement and the Communist Party won 54 of 329 seats. With 47 [...]