Kamaran Palani, Ph.D.

Kamaran Palani, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in International Relations at Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, a Research Fellow at the Middle East Research Institute, and a Research Associate at Ulster University. His research interests are focused on peace and conflict dynamics in Iraq, statehood and sovereignty, and regional Kurdish politics. He is the author of Kurdistan’s De Facto Statehood: A New Explanatory Framework, published by Routledge in 2022. He has also published in several reputable academic journals, including International Peacekeeping, Third World Quarterly, Ethnopolitics, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and International Migration.