News Agencies and Blogs

http://www.newsnow.co.uk – use news now to filter all agencies based on key search topics.

https://www.iraqinews.com/

http://www.middleeasteye.net/

www.al-monitor.com/

https://english.aawsat.com/

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East - Also worth checking for Israeli reporting on KRG region

http://www.kurdishblogger.com/

http://www.rudaw.net/english  (KDP Affiliated)

http://www.kurdishglobe.net/ (KDP Affiliated)

http://www.pukmedia.com (PUK Affiliated)

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/ (Claims to be independent)

http://cptikurdistan.blogspot.co.uk  Christian based charity operating in Iraqi Kurdistan blogging on humanitarian issues in the region.

https://thekurdishproject.org/

http://www.khrp.org/ Kurdish Human Rights Project

http://www.kurdistan-photolibrary.org/ Kurdish Photo Library

https://www.iraqbodycount.org/ Records the violent deaths in Iraq since the 2003 military intervention in Iraq.

 

Kurdish Studies Network

Academic, professional network of Kurdish Studies, additionally publishes a peer reviewed journal. https://kurdishstudiesnetwork.net/

Kurdish Studies Association

https://kurdishstudies.org/

 

Institute Kurde de Paris

http://www.institutkurde.org/en/

 

Political Party Websites

http://pdki.org/english/ The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) – Political party page, Mahabad

http://www.kdp.info/ (In Sorani)

http://www.surens.com/ (In Sorani – splinter group or KDP)

http://www.bet-nahrain.org/ ( In Sorani – Assyrian Political Party in Iraqi Kurdistan)

http://basknet.org/ (Islamic Movement Iraqi Kurdistan – In Sorani)

http://www.pukpb.org/english/ ( In English)

http://gorran.net/En/Default.aspx ( In English)

http://www.pkkonline.com/en/ (In English)

http://www.hdp.org.tr/en ( In English)

http://komalainternational.org/ ( In English)

Leading Think Tanks

US Based

https://www.belfercenter.org/

https://www.hrw.org/ - Human Rights Watch

https://www.bakerinstitute.org/center-for-the-middle-east/women-and-human-rights-in-the-middle-east/ Womens Right’s in the Middle East

https://www.cfr.org/ Council on Foreign Relations

https://www.brookings.edu/

https://www.csis.org/ Center for Strategic & International Studies

http://carnegieendowment.org/ Carnegie Endowment International Peace (Specializes in Foreign Policy)

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/

https://www.rand.org/

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/

https://thediplomat.com/ Asia focused but will cover commentary around the world eg China’s relations with

 

European Based

https://www.chathamhouse.org/

https://www.ifri.org/en  French Institute of International Relations ( In English)

http://carnegie.ru/topic/1547  (Moscow based)

https://rusi.org/ Royal United Services Institute - London

Middle East Based

http://www.jcss.org/ (based in Jordan – English site linked)

http://carnegie-mec.org/?lang=en

http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/ (Qatar Based)

http://www.meri-k.org/ (Erbil Based)

 

Energy – Middle East

https://www.oxfordenergy.org/oil-middle-east-programme/