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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. [...]

Kurdistan; Another Woman Killed by Father, Why not Politicizing it?

December 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

While the West admires the role of the Kurdish female fighters in Rojava( Syrian Kurdistan), the women in Iraqi Kurdistan continue to suffer from many tribal, religious, and legal barriers. They continue to face atrocities and killings, mostly by family members. Yet, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) failed to bring many perpetrators to justice. The Kurdistan's political system is itself a masculine dominated one and does not embrace women rights, except for a superficial purpose. Below is another tragic story of a woman killed by her father, one day after Sarwin's ambiguous death in Barzan area. [...]