Iraq

On 15th of May, YoungDiplomats did its first conference in France. As you know the purpose of YoungDiplomats is to deliver opinions and analysis on geopolitics. We implement in every country and attract people at conferences or debates. In France, ...

During my early years at school, “Oil Curse” was the term I heard repeatedly, but was incapable of comprehending exactly what this famous expression that is customarily labeled the Arab States or better to say the oil rich nations implied. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan since the formation of Iraq on the way from one crisis to another and now stepping into an unknown and problematic one, but of course there will be a future of Kurdistan independence as long as there is ...

The Kurds who are widely considered to be the most enormous population without a state have today caught the attention of the world, in particular the west as well as the superpowers. They are located in the Middle East and ...

The Kurds in Iraq and the two leading political parties in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the PUK and the PDK (Patriotic Union and Democratic Party), are certain about holding a referendum in 2017 in response to the continuous calls ...

Mosul city was taken over by ISIS in 2014 and since then it is considered as its most significant strategic win. Before being declared as a global caliphate by Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi and the ISIL militants’ capture, Mosul was a major ...

What is happening now in Iraq is extremely similar to the serie Games of Thrones. There are dozens of families and clan that are fighting each other. To Unite them , a President , Haider Al-Abadi. King of Winterfell aka ...

My work on the use of poetry as a recruiting tool is discussed in a recent article in The Guardian. Here is an excerpt: “Poetry may be a potent tool in recruiting militant jihadis, a new study by Oxford academic Elisabeth Kendall ...

Islamic State militants conducted a prolonged mortar attack against a military training base in northern Iraq, where Turkish advisors are ‘training’ militia forces-Mostly Turkmen-. According to Iraqi authorities, two young Turkmen died and several more were severely injured in the attack that ...

At this time last year, a string of leaderless resistance-style attacks by grassroots jihadists in the West was making people very nervous. And their concern was understandable: In late October 2014, the tempo of attacks by grassroots jihadists in the West ...