Time to Change Maliki

January 9, 2012

When something does not work, you fix it. If it stops working again, you may try to fix it one more time and then replace it with another or a better device. The same is true of people. If someone is hired to do a job and fails to perform, he is warned that...
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2012 more of the same

January 2, 2012

A year full of problems for the Kurds has elapsed. An other one is waiting, if nothing changes. Glancing through last year, Kurdistan of iraq has seen many events that started with political events in January and later developed into political standoff between the governmnet and the opposition and protests that led the government...
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Obama Failed Iraq

December 24, 2011

The Republicans could easily win the next election: All they would need to do is focus on Iraq, specifically President Obama’s decision to withdraw and hand the country to Iran, its militias and anti-American forces. It seems that given the anti-American nature of Iraq’s Arab population, nothing was built during America’s presence in Iraq....
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The People are Killing the media

December 18, 2011

Once again, the question of the role of media and journalists in society is emerging after the Journalists’ Syndicate released several thousand names of journalists so that they could receive government grants. The obvious thinking behind this is that if you have journalists on your side, you can have an easy ride in government....
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Victims of the Establishment

December 5, 2011

President Barzani needs to set up a second committee to investigate the conduct of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Zakho and Bahdinan since 1991, when they took control of the region. Regardless of the damage of the riots last week in these towns in Dohuk province — which hurt Kurdistan’s reputation — the...
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The Kurds of Syria: Allies of Erbil, Partners with Damascus

December 1, 2011

As the Syrian regime grows increasingly isolated, its days are clearly numbered. In light of this, the Kurds are facing a different type of challenge, one that they’ve never dealt with in their long history: Organising themselves for the next era while guaranteeing that they won’t be second-class citizens in the new Syria, as...
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