The Iraqi Kurdish leadership often prides itself on being in the forefront of the fight against terrorism. This status was well attested following the recent surge of Islamist militants to their south, infamously known as the Islamic State (ISIS). They proved themselves as willing and capable, which consequently led to unprecedented international support and recognition. However, they have displayed little desire to counter the threat of terrorism emanating from the east of their semi-independent region, the Islamic state in Iran.Read more
لو تسنى للمرء النظر عن قرب، لأصبح بإمكانه التقاط عدد من القرائن المهمة التي تلقي على الوضع ضوءاً مختلفاً: منذ غزو القوات المتحالفة للعراق عام 2003...Read more
As the militias of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are inundating northwestern Iraq, ravaging the country and massacring the civilians, speculations pop up as to who might be behind this mess in Iraq. On the face of it, as the ISIS is basically a loosely formed Sunni coalition, the most appropriate candidate that comes to mind is Saudi Arabia, the self-proclaimed patron of all the Sunni movements in the Middle East that also has geopolitical designs on the region.
However, what if what is going on in Iraq now has actually been formulated and engineered in order to look like...Read more