The Kurdish Question: Why Federalization in Syria and The Creation of a Kurdistan is a Very Bad Idea
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The Kurdish Question: Why Federalization in Syria and The Creation of a Kurdistan is a Very Bad Idea

Shortly after the Russian entrance to the Syrian theatre, American media became full of stories praising the heroism of the Kurdish fighters battling against ISIS in areas such as Ayn al-Arab (Kobane) and others. From stories promoting the fighting prowess of the Kurdish brigades to cleverly created propaganda campaigns regarding female Kurdish fighters, the Western…

Trump Blasts “ROCKET MAN” Kim, and the “Dictatorships” of Iran, Syria and Venezuela in First UN Speech
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Trump Blasts “ROCKET MAN” Kim, and the “Dictatorships” of Iran, Syria and Venezuela in First UN Speech

Donald Trump has delivered a shockingly bellicose speech during his first appearance before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The speech began by striking a tone which sounded more like a speech before a domestic US audience than before the nations of the world. Trump welcomed delegates and leaders to his home town…

The Problem With the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ is That It Doesn’t Exist
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The Problem With the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ is That It Doesn’t Exist

Just when you thought Western media coverage of Russia couldn’t get much worse, it did. The Financial Times, once relatively competent on this beat, delivered breathless coverage of a non-existent army tenet. They might as well have published a feature on “Crop Circles” or the “Priory of Sion.” The hoax concerned is the “Gerasimov Doctrine”…

Iraqi Kurdistan to Vote on Independence: Middle East Heads for Another Major War
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Iraqi Kurdistan to Vote on Independence: Middle East Heads for Another Major War

The situation of the Kurds has received little attention in media. Meanwhile, the largest ethnic group without a homeland is on the verge of a new status to reshape the political map of the Middle East. Iraq’s Kurdish region plans to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25 in three governorates that make up their autonomous region,…