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Amberin Zaman

Former Public Policy Fellow


January 1, 2016 — May 30, 2017

Professional affiliation

Columnist for the independent Turkish online news portal Diken as well as for Al Monitor, a Washington DC based online news outlet covering the Middle East; Turkey Correspondent, The Economist (1999-2015)

Wilson Center Projects

"Leveraging Iraqi Kurdish Statehood: How Kurdish Independence Can Promote Democracy and Reduce Conflict in the Middle East”

Full Biography

Amberin Zaman covered Turkey and regional conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Azerbaijan  for The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Voice of America and The Daily Telegraph before becoming The Economist's Turkey correspondent (1999-2015)  She is currently a columnist for the independent online Turkish news portal, Diken, and for Al Monitor Pulse of The Middle East.