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Winthrop Rodgers

Winthrop Rodgers


Winthrop Rodgers is a journalist and analyst based in Sulaymaniyah in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. He focuses on politics, human rights, and political economy.

Analysis: The call to wrap up the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq is part of Baghdad's efforts to change the country's international image.

23 May, 2024

The Mama Tarada wooden vessel becomes the latest addition to the network of boat clubs across Iraq, adding to the country's rich cultural and maritime heritage.

22 May, 2024

Analysis: The Kurdistan Democratic Party's unprecedented boycott of long-overdue parliamentary elections leaves the semi-autonomous region in uncertain waters.

15 April, 2024

Analysis: The KRG has remained silent amid Tel Aviv's escalating war in Gaza. With precarious political and economic ties to the US, Israel and Iran, it's hoping to avoid being dragged into a regional conflict.

10 November, 2023

Analysis: The Kurdish militant group's recent attack on Ankara, in response to increasing repression against Kurds in Turkey's political sphere, could represent an escalation rather than a fundamental strategic shift.

16 October, 2023

In-depth: With politically motivated charges and show trials, the Kurdistan Regional Government has intensified its crackdown on activists and journalists to silence dissent, as new restrictions come into play.

09 August, 2023