A new Kurdish status in the Middle East?

January 30, 2012

The conference of the Kurds of Syria is once again a new reminder of the increasing role of Arbil in the region and its politics but with that comes another burden or risk. In the turbulent Middle East, if you become a source of headache for anyone, they too can become a source of...
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Driving a Ferrari with a Lada machine

January 23, 2012

When l.paul bremer dissolved the army and the bath party, he should have dissolved one more institution: the Iraqi Civil Service. One may think that this is such an extreme and irrational step to take but in reality it is one of the main causes for many of the problems that we face today...
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Keeping or Tipping the Balance

January 16, 2012

Once again, the role of the Kurds in Iraq has returned to the forefront. We often used to say the Kurds needed to decide whether they are spectators or players in Iraq’s politics. The Kurds have been presented a new opportunity to play a key role in the country’s political development — especially given...
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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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