Politics

The Rise of Aydarous Zubaydi in Yemen

The shifts within Yemen’s political elite opened space for otherwise junior figures filling leadership vacuums. One case in particular, the rise of Aydarous Zubaydi, has made as significant an impact as the fall of major historical figures.

The Rise of Aydarous Zubaydi in Yemen
Protests in Balochistan and Kurdistan regions in Iran
Protests in Balochistan and Kurdistan regions in Iran

Iranian Sunnis of Kurdistan and Balochistan have shown during the last couple of weeks how well they are connected to each other through diverse networks. Sufi groups such as the Naqshbandiyya have been playing an important role.

Security, Military and the Taliban in Afghanistan
Security, Military and the Taliban in Afghanistan

The former communist Dawlat Waziri served the governments of Karzai, Ghani – and is now back in an Afghanistan under Taliban control. How is that possible?

افراد من قوى الحشد الشعبي في مسيرة في العراق, نوفمبر ٢٠١٦
Muqtada al-Sadr and Government Formation in Iraq

Can Muqtada al-Sadr ‘Oz’ his way out of the Green Zone Debacle?

Tunisian Youth and Kais Saied
The upcoming vote on a new constitution in Tunisia

The draft of the new Tunisian constitution permits the application of Islamic law through the back door. It puts the separation of state and religion into question, once a major achievement of modern Tunisia. 

CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Erdoğan's former foreign minister and prime minister, Future Party Chairman Ahmet Davutoğlu at a meeting in January 2021.
Interview with Nicholas Danforth

Were the Kemalists really anti-Ottoman? Was the first democratically elected prime minister overthrown by the U.S.? Nicholas Danforth on popular misconceptions, Erdoğan’s No to NATO expansion, and the upcoming 2023 elections.

Uğur Ümit Üngör
Interview with Uğur Ümit Üngör about the Tadamon massacre

At the end of April, Annsar Shahhoud and Uğur Ümit Üngör published the video of a massacre of civilians in Damascus that was previously unknown to the public. Üngör talks to zenith about the research and what happened after the publication.