Security and Economy of the Gulf State and Kurdistan State

Saman Shali

By Dr. Saman Shali:

The economy plays an important role in the international stage. How to protect it, however, is one of the top priorities of the producing countries, especially in areas where oil is a dominant force in the world economy. We all know that the interests of consuming countries in the Gulf. Any major threat to the Gulf States and its oil is a threat to these countries. The Gulf States are considered to be some of the largest oil producers in the world. Therefore preserving these sources and security in the region enhances the stability of the global economy.

In the KRG: Accountable or Unaccountable President? That is the Question

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By Sardar Aziz: The history of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament dates back to the early 1990s. It emerged after the central government's withdrawal from the region and the emergence of a de facto Kurdish state. For most of its history the parliament has been a vehicle for ‘strong men' to rule the region – without…

Restart the Peace Process in Turkey: No to Turkey’s Military Intervention in Syria – Defend Rojava!

Open Letter by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign: We have watched with increasing alarm and frustration as the peace process between the Turkish government and the Kurds has stalled and been brought to a halt. Just a few months ago talks between Turkish officials and jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan promised to herald a historic breakthrough…

Turkey’s Treachery: Missile Strikes on PKK Martyrs Cemetery

By Dr. Amy L. Beam: On July 25, 2015, Turkey launched simultaneous missile attacks into Syria against Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh) targets and into Qandil, Kurdistan, against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who have been the leading force fighting ISIS. Turkey stated its attack in the Qandil region was to destroy arms and munitions storage…

Why Are Violence and The Need to Belong Linked Together?

Biryar Bahhaalddin
By Biryar Bahhaalddin: Have you ever thought what you will do if one day you are driven out of your own town just because you belong to a particular nationality? I experienced this when Saddam Hussein regime’s decreed to expel the Kurds from Xanaqien Karkuk and other places in Kurdistan to the Middle and Southern…

Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdish Guerrillas and Civilians in South Kurdistan (Iraq)

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By the Executive Council of Kurdistan National Congress: Yesterday on the 24th of July, at 10:55pm Turkish jets have bombed Kurdish areas (Xakurke, Qandil, Behdinan, Zap, Gare, Basye, Amedia, and Avasin) in south Kurdistan where mostly PKK guerrillas and civilians are situated. This attacks are still continuing. The AKP government authorized Turkish military and air…

Turkey is Deceiving the Democratic and Public Opinion

Rebwar Reshid
By Rebwar Rashed: All of a sudden, on July 23rd, Turkey surprised the world by announcing the decision to join the US coalition against ISIL. Turkey has been supporting all kinds of Islamic terrorists in Syria at least for the last four years. Turkey had it´s well known agenda, which included destroying the Kurdish liberation movement,…

A New Massacre by ISIS in Suruç

Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Press Release: Terrorist ISIS attacks youths on their way to Kobanê: 31 people have died and over 100 were injured This morning around 11am a massive blast occurred in the border city of Suruc in the province of Urfa (in North Kurdistan, Turkey) on the Kobane border. The blast occurred in the…

For History — Unfiltered: How Arab, Turkish, and Persian So-called Intellectuals and Educators Fight the Kurds Thousands of Miles Away From the Homeland

By Dr. Rashid Karadaghi: (This is not a story; I was a witness to it.) The year was 1973. I had already finished my graduate studies in English at UC Santa Barbara and earned a Ph.D. in that field. At that time, I was working on an English-Kurdish dictionary, which I eventually published in 2006…

Is it Time Just Yet For a Kurdish Currency?

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By Yara Kamaran Ismael: As we all know, unfortunately, Kurdistan is going through a huge economic crisis. The war with ISIS, refugees, and problems with the central government of Iraq are making it impossible for the Kurds to maintain a flourishing economy. The recent fall in the Iraqi Dinar and the rise of the Dollar in…

Help Akre Refugee Camp

By Yara Kamaran Ismael: 'Help Akre Refugee Camp' is a fundraising campaign that seeks to provide the needy families of Akre camp in Kurdistan with hygiene kits that will last them for two months. Each kit costs approximately $6. This campaign is based in California and conducted by Kurds living outside of the country. Kurdistan…

Rojan, Live in Concert, LA, August 2

By Dr Amir Sharifi: Rojan, Live in Concert, August 2, 2015, 7:00 PM Wilshire Ebell Theater 4401 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005 Rojan, the folk diva of Kurdish music, an impassioned singer, and explorer of different styles and genres of Kurdish and classical Persian music, and an advocate for women's rights returns to Los…

What Yezidi Sex Slaves Need: Money, Immigration, Revenge

By Dr. Amy L. Beam:  MONEY Many people want to help the Yezidi people who were viciously attacked, slaughtered, and kidnapped last August in Shingal, Iraq, but they do not know who to trust with a donation. I have sat in the tents and one-room container homes of many Yezidi women who have escaped from…

Domestic Workers in South Kurdistan

Biryar Bahhaalddin
By Biryar Bahhaalddin: There are many different views about the domestic workers in Kurdistan. Are they workers or slaves? Is it process of hiring or of purchasing like commodities? Is it an ordinary matter or like going back to the slavery era of the Roman Empire? Some people claim that bringing domestic workers into Kurdistan…

Genel Energy Demands $375 Million From KRG

By Aland Mahwy: Ten days after the London court ruling against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in its long standing dispute with Dana Gas, the Anglo-Turkish exploration and production company, Genel Energy, is demanding the KRG pays it, within one month, $375 million. On 13 July 2015, Genel Energy's chairman, Tony Hayward, said his company…