Monthly Archives: October 2014

greetings from the front lines: zumar

it is the old moscovite idea: ‘what i can not have, my enemy shall never enjoy. and burn the city down.’ the islamic state gave the old saga a twist. they are not burning the cities they leave, they are … Continue reading

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winter is coming

the kurdish battle only started. now, winter is coming. paper beats scissor in the financial winter following international media reporting, it is easy to think about war only in terms of uniforms, boots and steel. but the war against the … Continue reading

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the difference between kobane and erbil

with the islamic state’s flag being raised above kobane for the first time, voices whisper in erbil, whether this could have happened here as well. and, if it could have happened in the past, is there a chance it might … Continue reading

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