Tag Archives: Iraqi Kurdistan

New ethnic war feared, as Kurds Sunnis clash in Syria

Intelligence Study  Taking advantage of the chaos of the civil war, Syria’s Kurdish minority has carved out a once unthinkable degree of independence in their areas, creating their own police forces, even their own license plates, and exuberantly going public … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME

Iraqi Kurdistan – from landmines to bright future Meer Ako Ali tells a very personal story of growing up in the 90s with landmines and a sense of self-insignificance in Iraqi Kurdistan, and how it all began to change when … Continue reading

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Iraqi bloggers halt move to restrict Internet freedom

The Iraqi Network for Social Media has achieved what few other likeminded networks in the Arab region could hope for: to influence government policy on cybercrime and media freedom When Iraq‘s parliament in mid 2012 took steps to pass a … Continue reading

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Curbing the Rise of Kurdistan Geopolitical Intelligence Analysis Report MideastConflict On July 27, thousands of Iraqi troops, tanks, and artillery set out to seize the FishKhabur border crossing with Syria in Iraq’s northern Zumar district. But the days when Iraq … Continue reading

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Jobs for the kids: is iraqi kurdistan a democracy or a monarchy? PRESS REPORT Two families in Iraqi Kurdistan seem to reserve all the top political jobs for relatives. Recently the ‘crown princes’ both got new, high level jobs. The … Continue reading

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Kurdistan: The Next Flashpoint, Between Turkey, Iraq, and the Syrian Revolt GeoPolitical Intelligence Report In the wake of the steady disintegration of the Assad regime, Syrian opposition activists reported that several towns, such as Amouda and Qabani in Syria’s Kurdish … Continue reading

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