Kamal Chomani is a Ph.D. student at the University of Leipzig in Germany, focusing on political legitimacy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Erfurt, which he completed in September 2022. Prior to that, in 2013, he obtained a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Bangalore, India.
With over a decade of experience as a journalist in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, he has extensively written in English and Kurdish about the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Iraq affairs with a focus on state building, democracy, human rights, corruption, and Middle East affairs, including the Kurdish question in Turkey, Iran, and Syria. He is a non-resident fellow at the Kurdish Peace Institute in Washington, DC. Previously, he held the position of non-resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for the Middle East Policy in Washington, DC.