The fight for Kurdistan - the Guardian briefing

  • The Guardian
  • 11/10/2014
The Kurds are the world’s largest stateless ethnic group and find themselves on the frontline in the battle with Islamic State View Article

Terror inside The Turkish Family

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 21/03/2014
My father’s footsteps echo like gunshots on the stairs. I am hiding in the wardrobe, my face hidden in the hem of my school uniform and my father is coming. View Article

To Forgive … Or Not To Forgive

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 21/03/2014
“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” View Article

Once Again … What is in a Name?

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 10/03/2014
It is well-known that American universities abroad are named for the city where they are located and two of the best known such universities are the American Uniuversiy of Beirut and the American University in Cairo. View Article

Endless Reckoning

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 02/01/2014
Ban-Ki Moon presents the report of the UN Chemical Weapons Inspectors on the use of outlawed chemical weapons in Syria. He does not say who was responsible. View Article

Gorran, Badinan; A Retrospective

  • - By Hishyar Abid
  • 10/12/2013
From the outset Gorran began as a popular response to reject the prevailing status quo, to call for proper democracy, transparency, equality and the rule of law View Article

The Kurds of Rojava (Syria) and the Political Paradox of Western Democracies

  • - By Dr.Amir Sharifi
  • 12/11/2013
In the Western mainstream press and media, we have rarely come across reports of the unfolding religious violence against Kurds in Northern Syria (in Kurdish Rojava, Western Kurdistan in Kurdish) over the past weeks View Article

FIVE PREVIOUS PKK CEASEFIRES SINCE 1993 – Better prospects for the sixth ceasefire of Newroz 2013?

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 29/07/2013
PKK leader announces a (unilateral) televised ceasefire for 25 days on 17 March 1993. View Article

The Closing of Turkey’s Kurdish Opening

  • Journal of International Affairs - By Michael Gunter
  • 01/07/2013
During the summer and fall of 2009, the continuing and often violent Kurdish problem in Turkey seemed on the verge of a solution when the ruling AK Party (AKP) government announced a Kurdish Opening or Initiative View Article

Southern Kurdistan, towards the past or future?

  • - By Aziz Sheikhani
  • 13/06/2013
During the 8 years war between Iran and Iraq, particularly the last two years, the Kurds of southern Kurdistan had suffered a lot under the Iraqi policy. View Article

The Wise Man of the Turks

  • - By Dr Aland Mizell
  • 16/05/2013
A wise man is someone who knows and sees differences between good and evil, just and unjust, right and wrong, ethical and unethical, moral and immoral. View Article

Arab Spring, Kurdish Spring?

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 04/04/2013
It is Kurdish New Year, Newroz, and the birdsong in the mountains is intense. Frogs join in the chorus by the streams and the wild boar plunge deep into the forest of dwarf oak that cover the hills of Kurdistan between Iraq and Turkey. View Article

Why a third party is missing in the Turkish- Kurdish Peace Process

  • - By Dr Aland Mizell
  • 03/04/2013
The conflict in Southeastern Turkey between the government of the Republic of Turkey and the Kurdish rebel group (specifically the PKK) has been going on for more than three decades. View Article

Updated: Halabja’s Wounds

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 23/03/2013
I wrote the following short piece twenty-two years ago under a pen name about the gassing of the people of the town of Halabja, the Kurdish Hiroshima, by the criminal Saddam regime. View Article

The full version of Mr Öcalan's Newroz statement: Let all the oppressed have a free and happy Newroz!

  • 22/03/2013
Greetings to all peoples of Middle East and Central Asia who celebrate newroz, the day of revival and rejoice, with the greatest participation in the world… View Article

Salafist Jihad – The whirlwind of destruction in Syria

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 22/03/2013
THE BLACKEST kind of war disembowels Syria. Its fitful beginnings two years ago are now a distant echo of long-suppressed aspirations for democratic change, overtaken by far less democratic forces including that of Salafist Jihad. View Article

Barzani’s foreign policy risks Kurdistan’s long term future

  • - By B Mohammed
  • 03/02/2013
Kurdistan region president, Massoud Barzani’s, burgeoning ties with the Turkish republic risk isolating the Kurdistan region of Iraq, creating a dependent region and ultimately risks the region’s future. View Article

“You Cannot Occupy Arab Land”!

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 03/01/2013
And how is one to explain our being instrumental in rebuilding the army of the “new” Iraq, after being decimated in the 2003 Iraq liberation campaign, thereby giving Arab Iraq the tool to threaten us with, as it is doing now? View Article

Open letter to United Nations Secretary-General

  • 25/12/2012
The United Nations as the guardian of universal human rights and peace can and should put an end to the Iraqi prime minister’s discourse of interethnic discord View Article

Cracking down on Kurds doesn’t solve any problem

  • - By Mohammed Hussein
  • 25/12/2012
Turkish governments have cracked down Kurdish people in modern Turkey from 1920s, and they have used any suppressive tools that could be helpful in order to end their demands for freedom and independency. View Article