The Dilemma of Kurdish Dark Tourism

On September 13th 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant launched a major offensive on Kobanî, a canton in Western Kurdistan (Northern Syria). ISIL, as it has been mediated in the media, is an extremist...

The Secular State

If we flip back through a 100 years of our forsaken history, we draw the realization that a French-British agreement shaped the current map of the Middle East; however, the map was heavily influenced by politic...

Means of Resistance

Not long ago, I was having a discussion with a friend from Catalonia. Catalonia is nation battling a struggle of its own; it is seeking its independence from the Iberian Kingdom of Spain just as we are doing in...

I am not Free – Ez Ne Azad’im

Azadî, Freedom (in Kurdish), is a word I hear very often. Kurds have been relentlessly demanding their freedom and liberty for centuries; these two demands have always been the blueprint of the Kurdish question...