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The future of Kurdistan

Abadi is a dictator and not one of the most prominent thinkers

Abadi is a dictator and not one of the most prominent thinkers

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Kurdistan’s Prime Minister seeks dialogue to end the present crisis

Kurdistan’s Prime Minister seeks dialogue to end the present crisis

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Israeli Druze diplomat: “We stand in solidarity with Kurdistan”

Israeli Druze diplomat: “We stand in solidarity with Kurdistan”

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Oil and business deals protect Kurdistan

Oil and business deals protect Kurdistan

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Remembering the Yezidi Genocide

Remembering the Yezidi Genocide

Lasted week, the international community marked the beginning of the Yezidi genocide when on August 3rd 2014, 40,000 Yezidis got stranded on Mount Sinjar.

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Who will be the failed state, Iraq or Kurdistan?

Who will be the failed state, Iraq or Kurdistan?

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Syrian Kurdish Dissident: “America Should Support the Kurdish Independence Referendum”

Syrian Kurdish Dissident: “America Should Support the Kurdish Independence Referendum”

Sherkoh Abbas argues that the Kurdish Referendum for Independence is a golden opportunity for the U.S. to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East.

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Syrian Kurdish leader: “Peace is Obtainable by Supporting an Independent Kurdistan”

Syrian Kurdish leader: “Peace is Obtainable by Supporting an Independent Kurdistan”

In an exclusive interview, Syrian Kurdish leader Sherkoh Abbas explained a novel idea for promoting peace between Israel and the Arab world.

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Syrian Kurdish dissident: “Beware of the Saudis and Turks”

Syrian Kurdish dissident: “Beware of the Saudis and Turks”

Sherkoh Abbas, head of the Kurdistan National Assembly of Syria, warns of the dangers posed by Saudi Arabia and Turkey and argues in favor of Kurds as better allies for Americans.

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An Independent Kurdistan under U.S. Protection?

An Independent Kurdistan under U.S. Protection?

An independent Kurdistan under U.S. protection would unite Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan as well as minority areas of Assyrians, Turkomans, Yezidi and others.

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The Rojava Model

The Rojava Model

Inflicting a series of defeats on ISIS, Kurds have emerged from obscurity to become a major force in the Syrian conflict.

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The Future of Kurdistan: Not Always Aligned with U.S. Interests

The Future of Kurdistan: Not Always Aligned with U.S. Interests

The Kurds are often hailed as the West’s most reliable partner in the fight against the Islamic State. At the same time, they have taken advantage of the chaos in the region to get closer to achieving their dream of statehood.

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International Humanitarian Law and Counterterrorism: Turkey and the PKK

International Humanitarian Law and Counterterrorism: Turkey and the PKK

The indiscriminate killing of civilians in order to fight terrorism is unlawful. Moreover, the state's brutal response has actually led to an increase in the number of terrorist attacks.

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Who Are The Kurds? 

Who Are The Kurds? 

The multiplicity of Kurdish national movements throughout the Middle East adds an additional layer of complexity in the fight against ISIS.

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A journey to Kurdistan

A journey to Kurdistan

Much has been written and discussed about Kurdistan and its place (literally and figuratively) in the Middle East. Yet it’s challenging to see through rhetoric and conjecture, and learn what it is actually like to be in Kurdistan.

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