Category Archives: Peshmerga

Peshmerga: united in future?

Tell History is an awesome project which collects short stories about people’s experiences during historical events and processes. To support this project, I was recently asked to talk about my experiences in Kurdistan – see: Visiting Iraq without Iraqi approval – discovering Kurdistan and … Continue reading

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rethinking ‘unification’

having spent almost three month in the kurdish north of iraq, the impressions i was left with are those of many paradoxes: there is both unity and division deeply entrenched in the kurdish mind, secularism and religion live side by … Continue reading

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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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where did all the weapons go?

news reports on military assistance and much needed weapon delivery to the kurdish regional government and its peshmerga units in the fight against the islamic state filled the pages of both local and international media for a while. a question … Continue reading

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greetings from the front line: mula abdula

having been to two front lines before, the excitemet of actually seeing the flag of the islamic state was significantly lower compared to that of my company. but still, there was something about the closeness of this front line that … Continue reading

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greetings from the front lines: kirkuk

there is something incredibly odd about seeing the black flag of the islamic state flapping in the wind; particularly when it is not on a television screen but through a pair of binoculars that you see it. it was today that my journey … Continue reading

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