If you take a walk in downtown Hawler and ask random Kurds if they know of Ben Rhodes, you will likely get blank stares and, “Nope, never heard of him.” If you were to do the same thing in Shengal, the Yezidi town in Kurdistan-Iraq, you should get grateful acknowledgements like: “Ben Rhodes is a… Continue reading
Kani Xulam September 13, 2015 There is a crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan. And it is spelled Barzani! But there doesn’t have to be a crisis. It is one that President Masoud Barzani created himself with his hold on prolonged power. He has generated it by wearing out his welcome—wanting to stay beyond his eight plus… Continue reading
When you visited Washington last May, the Kurdish media hailed your trip as a glowing success.
Was it really?
Some Kurds wonder—and with good cause. Continue reading