Benjamin Kweskin

Middle East and International Affairs Analysis

Specializing in Middle Eastern, International Affairs, Kurdistan, Mizrahim (Middle Eastern Jews), and Muslim-Jewish Relations, Benjamin Kweskin has been researching and writing for over twenty years and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

He has presented his research in various venues and settings nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles in The Forward, Rudaw, Jerusalem Post, Kurdistan24, Atlanta Muslim, among many others. In 2013-2014, he and his wife lived in the Kurdistan Region (Iraq) in the capital, Erbil as an educator, lecturer, journalist, and tour guide. He was also the main Historical Researcher for the official Kurdistan Region Tour Guide (2015-2016), the most comprehensive tour guide about Kurdistan Region to date. Kweskin was also Senior Editor and Policy Writer for Kurdistan24 English online and an adjunct professor at GSU-Perimeter.

He enjoys traveling, hiking, music, cooking, and homesteading.


MA, Political Science (completed PhD Coursework)
Georgia State University 2013

MA, International Studies
University of Denver 2008

BS, Political Science
Appalachian State University 2005

Language Proficiency
Hebrew (Proficient-conversational fluent)
Arabic (Intermediate-conversational)
Kurdish, Sorani and Kurmanji dialects (Beginning-Intermediate)