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The Kurds and the Future of Syria

Interview By Joseph Puder  The recent announcement by the Obama administration that it intends to provide arms and funds to the Syrian rebels, begs a number of key questions. One such question is why the administration has not been cultivating … Continue reading

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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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The Invasion of Iraq: A Balance Sheet

This commentary appeared on RAND.org and Global Security.org on March 22, 2013. Historically, wars were fought primarily for material gain: livestock, treasure, tribute, or territory. More recently, however, the profit motive for war has declined as life has become more precious and conquest and plunder … Continue reading

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THE PKK ANNOUNCEMENT: CAN TURKEY BUILD A KURDISH CORDON?

PolicyWatch 2057 March 25, 2013 By David Pollock and Soner Cagaptay http://washin.st/YDOd7h ****************************** Washington should work with Ankara, the Syrian opposition, and Baghdad to ensure that new PKK peace talks alleviate their mutual concerns about Syria’s future and the Kurdish … Continue reading

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Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict

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Coat of many colours: the evolution of iraq’s most dangerous cleric

niqash    His was one of the most feared names during Iraq’s most violent years. But more and more, Muqtada al-Sadr seems to be treading a path of political expediency. The question is why?   Just a few short years ago, … Continue reading

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Crime wave in mosul: are anti-govt protestors to blame?

niqash  Pictures shot by police of Mosul locals paying protection money. Mosul is suffering a new wave of murders and kidnappings. Now anti-government protestors, who want employment and justice, are being blamed. But is it them or al-Qaeda at work? … Continue reading

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A Timeline of Companies That Have Been Hacked In 2013

A Timeline of Companies That Have Been Hacked In 2013.

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Jobs for the ki…

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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