The new wave of Kurdish migration

Aras Ahmed Mhamad speaks to Kurds about their views on the current migration of Kurdistan’s youth to diaspora, learning about both underlying reasons and expected consequences. Some 5,000 people, mostly young, ...

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 Purloined Identity

Since the war on ISIS has begun in August 2014, the most commonly used word in the Kurdish media is probably “Peshmarga.” After all, “Peshmarga,” as the famous song by Hama Jaza goes, “is the word on the tongue...

Cults of Kurdistan

Following Jalal Talabani’s recent return to the Kurdistan region, there have been widespread celebrations amongst the Kurdish people albeit the majority being PUK supporters. People are happy to see an old patr...

22. årsdag for oprøret i SydKurdistan

For 22 år siden startede den kurdiske opstand mod den irakiske regering, oprøret startede med at den civile kurdiske befolkning protesterede mod det irakiske styre i kølvandet på en våbenhvile mellem Irak og re...