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Sirwan Kajjo

Voice of America


Last updated: Apr 18, 2022

Sirwan Kajjo is a Washington D.C.-based Journalist who works at VOA’s Kurdish Service. Prior to that, he worked at VOA’s Extremism Watch Desk, where he focused on Islamic militancy, extremism, and conflict in the Middle East and beyond. Sirwan’s research interests include Kurdish identity politics, local governance in Syria, and security dynamics in the Middle East. He has written two book chapters on Syria and the Kurds, published by Indiana University Press and Cambridge University Press. He is also the author of Nothing But Soot, a novel set in Syria.

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