Kurdistan

Turkey and Islamist Rebels Carve Up Northern Syria

April 4, 2018

Marking a new phase in the Syrian War, Turkey is taking over cities in northern Syria, and children in occupied Afrin are being brainwashed with pro-Erdogan propaganda. We talk to Turkish-Kurdish journalist Ali Ornek

Why didn’t Kurdish Forces Fight Back the Iraqi Invasion​ of Kirkuk?

October 16, 2017

The Iraqi military quickly conquered the oil-rich area of Kirkuk in an effort to block Kurdish statehood. But why didn’t Kurdish forces put up more of a fight? TRNN speaks with Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for the Independent

Kurdistan Votes for Independence, But Faces Fierce Opposition

September 27, 2017
Defying threats from Baghdad and nearly every other state in the region, Kurdistan overwhelmingly voted for independence–but it’s unlikely to lead to formal statehood, and the timing of the vote could be a costly mistake, explains Sabah Alnasseri, a professor at York University

The Struggle for Syria

September 8, 2017
As Raqqa continues to be liberated from ISIS, Syrian Democratic Forces are working with local tribes to help give them direct control over their futures, says journalist Karlos Zurutuza

Foreign Oil Interests in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Rise of ISIS

August 13, 2014

Nafeez Ahmed and Antonia Juhasz say that the U.S. is using the possibility of Kurdish independence as a threat against the central government in Baghdad

Why US Airstrikes Won’t Defeat ISIS

August 11, 2014

Vijay Prashad: Renewed US air strikes will plunge Iraq into further chaos while the US and its allies refuse to seek a regional solution to the conflict

The “enduring” occupation of Iraq

October 15, 2013
A close look at who’s behind the increase in sectarian violence in Iraq

Turkish Deputy PM Apologizes as Mass Protests Continue

June 4, 2013

Baris Karaagac: Demands for worker’s rights, secularism and more democracy fueling protest movement across Turkey

Youth Will Pay the Price of Austerity

March 27, 2013
Pt2. Stephanie Seguino: Elites profit from “smaller” government while youth unemployment soars