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The Battle of Sinjar

March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Shalaw Fatah It’s not a battle yet. It was not a battle in 2014 as well and might not be a battle in the future as well.  In 2014, Kurdish forces were reluctant to [...]

Who rules KRG?

February 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Hawre Hasan Hama The Kurds of Iraq had been systemically oppressed by different Iraqi regimes since the creation of modern Iraqi state in 1921. Consequently, many Kurdish [...]

Ocalan March, United States

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

The PKK remains as a terrorist organization by the US Department of States. Despite ideological differences, the US is already has a healthy relationship with Ocalan's most loyalists in Syria and Turkey. In the coming years, the United States may be obliged to deal with a rising PKK affiliates in Iraqi Kurdistan, too. The PKK leaders such as Murat Karaylana nd Jamil Bayik have shown the willingness to engage with the United States even more. They invited the US to a third party role to the peace process in Turkey. [...]

KRG Reforms: Small Fish Netting

February 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

Since 2009, the rise of opposition in Kurdistan, tens of reform packages were introduced to the public. Yet, to date, no high-ranking official such as ministers, deputy ministers, general directors, and governors prosecuted for corruption charges, let alone prime ministers.  [...]

Double Standard, Inconsistent Policies of PUK

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Having won the two times popular vote in 1991 and 2005 elections, the PUK is now becoming the third largest Party. Lack of vision for future and personal interests before the Party led to the emergence of the KDP as a decisive force. The PUK still has the potential to rise and become a key player in the game, but it requires a strong leadership and clear policies which are what the Party is missing now.  [...]

PKK Vs. KDP in Sinjar; What Is Washington’s Role?

January 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

Despite many efforts by the KDP to intimidate the PKK in Sinjar, but the PKK leaders refused to respond to the KDP's threatening statements because the PKK does not want to give KDP a justification to delegitimize the Yazidi units by portraying them as PKK militants. The Sinjar units are the Yazidis and will remain there forever. They are supported by both Baghdad and Washington, and the KDP's option is to deal with it and accept the new reality. [...]