Kurdish security agencies and the public

June 26, 2010

Forty days have passed since the murder of zardasht othman. Regardless of the reasons and the circumstances that led to the killing which is open for interpretation. Nobody still knows what has actually happened.The public is still looking for answers, while the authorities are still trying to fend off the allegations of their involvement...
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New Shia bloc: deadlock or breakthrough

June 18, 2010

The new shia bloc formed recently brings good news and bad news to other blocs and to the political process.it further adds a new complication to the ongoing issue of naming the pm.It brings good news to the kurds because they cease to be the fourth bloc in parliament and they would be dealt...
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Put Policy Before Personality

June 2, 2010

It seems the new Iraqi state still has some way to go before the interests of the public are put above those of its leaders.There does not seem to be any sense of urgency among the leaders in Baghdad to settle the ongoing saga of who is going to form the next government, despite...
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A Turkish Schizophrenia

May 26, 2010

The people in Iraqi Kurdistan lost count of the times that Turkey and Iran, “in pursuit of PKK or PEJAK fighters”, bombed their villages and areas.Every few weeks, we hear news of Turkish aircraft bombing border areas and Iranian artillery shelling the other side.Hours later, we hear a few Kurdish condemnations, nothing from Baghdad...
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Failings of Kurdish Media Exposed

May 26, 2010

Press reaction to shocking killing of young journalist underlines the need for substantive reforms.If as many suspect Sardasht Osman was killed because of what he wrote, this should really serve as a reminder for us all of the dire state of our media and the urgent need to reform it.The reaction to his shocking...
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Iraq at Crossroads

April 10, 2010

As Iraqis remember the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime this month, they are ready to usher in a new era that marks the end of extremism and the beginning of good governance and national reconciliation.Iraqi leaders must now decide whether to spearhead these efforts with the support of the international community, a decision that...
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