On The Ledge

4 days after the Iraq-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attacked a Turkish battalion stationed near the Northern Iraq border (with least 12 Turkish soldiers killed, 16 injured, and 8 reportedly captured by PKK forces) the mood in Ankara, Irbil, and Washington remains tense. Despite a reported ceasefire...

The Shadow State Conflict

Kurdistan.  You won’t find it on a map, not as a country anyway, for despite the strong nationalistic tendancies that reside among its millions of people, it is not, and has not ever been an independantly recognized state.  Yet, the shadow state which rests in the mountainous region of Northern Iraq...