Dastan Jasim

Doctoral Researcher

  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2020: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies and member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • Since 06/2017: Conflict Researcher for the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research on Kurdish conflicts in Iraq and Syria

    • 07 - 09/2019: Visiting Scholar at the Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimaniya

    • 10/2017 - 02/2019: Student assistant at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Mannheim

    • 08–09/2018: Internship at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • Education: M.A. in Political Science & Assyriology, Heidelberg University; B.A. in Social Sciences, University of Stuttgart

    Current Research

    • Kurdish Studies

    • Democratization and Decentralization

    • Post-conflict reconstruction

    • Survey data harmonization

    Countries and Regions

    • Middle East


    • Civic Culture without a State: Conceptualizing Kurdish Civic Culture in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria between State-Control and Resistance

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher


    The Commentaries | 02/2022

    Kurdish Allies and Kurdish Enemies: Turkey’s New War Against The PKK

    Kamal Chomani

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    GIGA Focus Middle East | 1/2021

    Biden’s Challenge: Kurdish Autonomy and Turkish Expansionism

    The United States wants to end “forever wars” in the Middle East and is relying on armed Kurdish forces to do so. While the military battle is subsiding, the question has arisen of how the new US administration will politically approach its Kurdish allies and deal with Turkey’s expansionism in the future.

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Jungle World | Interview | 05/05/2022

    »Zerrieben zwischen geopolitischen Konflikten«

    taz | Mention | 04/05/2022

    Unbequeme Aufmerksamkeit

    Süddeutsche Zeitung | Mention | 28/11/2021

    Im Griff der Clan-Parteien

    Speaker | 26/01/2022

    Has America Come Back? President Biden’s Foreign Policy towards the Global South

    GIGA Talk Online event: 26/01/2022 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Consultant | 30/08/2021 - 03/09/2021

    Kurdish Youth and Civic Culture

    Conference 30/08/2021 - 03/09/2021

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Consultant | 05/01/2021

    Paneldiskussion: Kontinuitäten des Antisemitismus - Solidarität, Appeasement und Spaltung

    Forum Democratic Culture and Contemporary Art Berlin: 05/01/2021

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher


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