Hedwig Kuijpers

Hedwig Kuijpers is a geopolitics analyst from Brussels, Belgium. She focuses on the Kurdish issue, Iran and the Syrian civil war. She has spent 5+ years in the region. Besides Dutch, English, French and German, she is also fluent in Kurdish, Persian and Turkish. Her work is published in Dutch and English. Hedwig is also passionate about Human Rights.


Understanding Iran; an Impenetrable Bulwark Strategically Located between West and East

Iran as a Mountain Bulwark To properly understand Iran’s position in the Middle East, one...

Israel and the Kurdish independence referendum

Massoud Barzani’s legacy, the referendum for independence in Iraqi Kurdistan of three years ago,...

From Ben Gurion’s ‘Periphery Doctrine’ to Kurdish separatism today

Introduction Many articles can be found stating that Kurdish separatism today is heavily fueled by...