Yerevan Saeed

Yerevan Saeed

Yerevan Saeed is a Research Associate at Middle East Research Institute. He is a PhD candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), George Mason. He previously served as White House Correspondent for Kurdish Rudaw TV, and has worked for news agencies including the New York Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the BBC and the Guardian as a journalist and translator.

Kurds

Coronavirus could cause US to lose Iraqi Kurdish region to China

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, China has been working to expand its influence over the KRG through medical aid.

Coronavirus could cause US to lose Iraqi Kurdish region to China

Middle East

Corruption and partisan politics can bring down the KRG

A recent gas crisis in the Kurdish region of Iraq shows just how dangerous intra-Kurdish conflict can be.

Corruption and partisan politics can bring down the KRG

Middle East

Why the unity of the PUK is important for Iraqi Kurds

Factionalism within the PUK party has destabilised the Kurdish region of Iraq for years. Its leadership has to unite.

Why the unity of the PUK is important for Iraqi Kurds

Middle East

The KRG's anti-corruption effort must start from its oil sector

If the Iraqi Kurdish region manages to reform its oil industry, it could become a model for the whole of Iraq.

The KRG's anti-corruption effort must start from its oil sector