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The Day After ISIS

January 6, 2016
The Day After ISIS

   Military victory over ISIS in Ramadi and expelling it from the Sunni Arab areas may not mean anything if there was not a clear vision for the day after and the nature of the relationship between the Shia and Sunnis of Iraq. In other words, the presence of a clear will, not only...
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A thought on Christmas!

December 25, 2015
A thought on Christmas!

   People in Iraq & Lavent are celebrating the birth of two prophets within one week of each other. The Muslims celebrated the birth of their prophet Muhammad “the last Prophet”. The Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, “the son of God”.If we were living in a peaceful region and a society...
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Newroz Piroz

March 21, 2015

Initially Iraqi Kurdistan was attracting investors & business people because it was offering oil & money.  Today, it is attracting everyone who can not find a place to live or be themselves in the Middle East. Almost two million people are in Kurdistan seeking safety, diversity, coexistence and tolerance. I am very proud and...
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Turkey: Turning the ceasefire into peace.

January 9, 2015
Turkey: Turning the ceasefire into peace.

The following are Hiwa Osman’s notes for his speech at Talking TR, Istanbul: It is a great honour to be invited by Turkish Review to speak here at this great institution. Initiatives like this are excellent opportunities for ensuring a full and fair discussion of complicated issues. I am sure the future prime minister...
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Toward a New Culture of Information in Kurdistan

January 15, 2014
Toward a New Culture of Information in Kurdistan

While many of us are busy with the case of the murdered fellow journalist, Kawa Garmiyani, we are overlooking something as important as that case: The right of journalists, and the people of Kurdistan, to information. This is now a law. At the time it was signed into law in July last year, the...
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A new Middle East?

January 7, 2014
A new Middle East?

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s new adventure in Anbar province will redefine the dynamics of the Sunni-Shiite conflict in the Middle East. As Maliki fights the Sunnis in Iraq, next door President Bashar al-Assad’s flailing regime is doing the same in Syria. Both Maliki and Assad are targeting the Sunnis as a people and...
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