Unravelling the Riddle of the Kurds’ Iraqi Pipedream
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Unravelling the Riddle of the Kurds’ Iraqi Pipedream

Wily clannish capo Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), has announced that “Yes” won Monday’s non-binding independence referendum. Now that index fingers in indelible indigo ink are out of the way, the real battle between the KRG and Baghdad begins. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Iraqi Supreme Court have denounced…

A Cluster of Change: In the Arab World Events are Ripening, Potentially Changing the Region Radically
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A Cluster of Change: In the Arab World Events are Ripening, Potentially Changing the Region Radically

When speaking of the Middle East, Domestic and international MSM pay close attention to the American administration’s relation strategies with the countries of the region as well as on what pitfalls it encounters. Nevertheless there are enough problems even without the USA. Saudi Arabia is poised in front of monarchical change and is faced with…

Deporting Palestinians?
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Deporting Palestinians?

The scheme keeps resurfacing – deporting families of Palestinian activists for justice to Syria or Gaza. In November 2014, months after Israeli Protective Edge aggression on Gaza, Knesset legislation was drafted to revoke the citizenship or residency of Palestinian freedom fighters falsely called “terrorists,” along with their family members, demolishing their homes straightaway, and deporting…

Germany: Right Wing Rising?
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Germany: Right Wing Rising?

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is entering parliament for the first time ever, though its electoral rise seems to be more of a reaction to Chancellor Merkel than anything else. The AfD came in third place by scoring 12.5% of the vote, while Merkel’s Christian Democrats won the election but with only 34.7%….