Kurdistan

Stop Calling Our Closest Allies Against ISIS "Terrorists"
October 22, 2014

We need the PKK for stability in the Middle East.

Kurdistan Is Considered the "Success Story" of the Iraq War. Not So Fast.
August 13, 2014

There's rampant corruption, widening inequality, and an increasingly authoritarian government. 

These Are the People Who Obama Is Trying to Save in Iraq
Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in
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August 08, 2014

Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in.

The U.S. Is Accidentally Pushing Kurdistan Toward Independence From Iraq
Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure
July 29, 2014

Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure.

Israel Is Challenging America to Support Kurdish Independence
An alleged oil deal is raising diplomatic tensions
July 03, 2014

An alleged oil deal is raising diplomatic tensions.

What in God's Name Is Going on in Iraq? An Expert Explains.
An interview with Olivier Roy
June 16, 2014

An interview with Olivier Roy.

The Norway Attacks: Who is Abu Suleiman Al Nasser?
July 22, 2011

Speculation abounds as to who conducted today’s attacks in Oslo and for what reasons. For now, we don’t know who is responsible. Recent news has focused on the Nordic identity of the gunman in custody, suggesting that the incident was an example of domestic extremism.* At the same time, an organization called Ansar Al Jihad Al Alami, or The Helpers of the Global Jihad, has also taken responsibility for the attack.