Political & Economic Insights
Dr. Anwar Anaid is an Associate Professor at the University of Kurdistan-Hewler. He holds a PhD in Government and International Relations from the University of Sydney (Australia) and BA (Hons) from the University of New South Wales (Australia) in Politics & Economics. Dr. Anaid is an expert in political and economic affairs of the Kurdistan Region.
The majority of people in the Kurdistan Region are financially dependent on the government, which is itself dependent on oil income. Like many oil-based economies, the region’s economic booms and busts are heavily influenced by the oil sector.
It would be safe to say that there exists a strong international consensus as to the benefits of democracy, meaning that talking about the negative aspects of the introduction of democratic politics to a given territory grinds somewhat against the grain of acceptable discourse.
Dr. Anwar Anaid explains the success of the Kurdistan Region's economic regionalism, and why the Region's stability and prosperity are crucial for Iraq.
With increased business interactions between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey, socio-political bonds have strengthened in the recent years.