Mr. Lazar Berman
Expert in military theory, Kurdistan, and the Middle East.Email: [email protected]
Mr. Berman was the foreign and defense policy research manager at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, and news editor of The Times of Israel. He commanded a Bedouin unit during his active IDF service. He taught for four years at Salahuddin University in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, and studied the Kurdish language. He holds an MA in military operations from Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, where he wrote his thesis on IDF innovation. He has published in The Journal of Strategic Studies, Small Wars Journal, Weekly Standard, Mosaic, and other journals.
Expert in military theory, Kurdistan, and the Middle East.
After the Debacle: Obstacles and Opportunities for Kurdish Independence
The recent referendum on Kurdish statehood is an unmitigated failure and seems to have set the Kurds back once again. The Kurds have fundamental issues to sort out, both at home and abroad, before anyone will take a bid for independence seriously.