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Farewell of a Giant

May 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By: Hawre Hasan & Sarkawt Shamsulddin “With deep sorrow, the great fighter, and leader of our nation Nawshirwan Mustafa passed away at 8:00 a.m. today on May 19, [...]

Where Is Gorran Heading?

April 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

In 2014, the Gorran's ship anchored early without reaching the destination. However, the Movement still has the power to sail and resume a risk taking journey. [...]

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.  [...]

Kurdish Statehood Trade-off; Winning Throne, Failing ‘National Dream’

January 17, 2017 // 2 Comments

Kurds are no longer the kingmaker in Baghdad and financially, Kurdistan cannot even go back to its old deal with Baghdad by getting 17 percent of the national budget. Iraq is imposing many conditions on the KRG before sending any money while from 2006 to 2012 KRG was getting full payment without prior conditions. All these happened under statehood and oil sale policy orchestrated by Barzani. [...]