Tag Archives: Kurdistan

Middle East melt-down: ISIS reaches Jordanian, Syrian borders; Kurdistan rises

With all the drama and tragedy of recent days it is easy to forget that the Middle East is melting down, not (yet) because of Iranian nukes and not just because we had been suffering from a 40°C heatwave. The … Continue reading

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The ISIS Jihadist war in Iraq – only the Kurds and Israel benefit

With ISIS sweeping across Iraq, capturing major cities and even taking control of an Iraq-Syria border crossing, there is huge concern of an escalating sectarian war exploding in the region.  Here is a selection of some commentary and analysis about … Continue reading

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Turkey sends 10,000 troops across Iraq border. Double standards at work

Reeling from an assault on a Turkish army post by PKK fighters, leaving 24 Turkish soldiers killed, Turkey dispatched 10,000 troops to its border area with Iraq, crossing into Iraqi territory in an attempt to hunt down the Kurdish PKK … Continue reading

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