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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Kurdistan’s Oil: Transparent in English and Secretive in Kurdish

November 27, 2011

One of the most interesting ministries in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is the Ministry of Natural Resources. It’s one of the most talked about ministries in the western media, as well as by Baghdad and the thriving international companies working in or scoping out the region. The ministry is tasked with developing a...
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Perils of the Prime Minister

November 21, 2011

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s recent suggestion that Iraqi parties set the constitution aside and deal with each other through political consensus is a sign of his growing confidence in his own rule. Maliki has become an all-knowing “strong man” who has politicized every issue and forced most people to be with him or against...
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