Diliman Abdulkader received his MA from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. He studied international affairs – peace and conflict resolution with a focus on global Kurdish studies. He received his BA from the University of Washington on Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PP&E) with a minor in Human Rights. He writes often on issues pertaining to the greater Kurdistan region and has been quoted in various leading news sites such as NewsWeek, Ahval and has written for Jerusalem Post, Raddington Report, Security Studies Group, The Tower, American Thinker, among others. He is the Director of the Kurdistan Project at Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET). Abdulkader was born in Kirkuk, Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Follow him on Twitter: @D_abdulkader