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Delovan Barwari
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Delovan Barwari is a resident of San Diego, California. He is the former president of the American Kurdish Council of California (AKC). He has a BA from CSU Fresno and an MA from University of Denver.

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Barzani Must Remain President to Lead Kurds out of Crisis

(4) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 12:16 AM

With Iraq and Syria embroiling in bloodshed, the calamity is likely to deepen as Turkey officially entered the war by conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Many analysts believe that Turkey's main aim is to undermine the Kurdish gains in Syria, which will...

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A Two-State Solution for Iraq

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 6:27 PM

The unfolding chaos in Iraq is fundamentally linked to the historic religious and ethnic enmity among its three major ethnic and religious components. Iraq was created by forcefully merging three semi-autonomous Ottoman provinces of the predominately Kurdish Mosul, the Sunni-Arab Baghdad, and the Shiite-Arab Basra after World War I. Consequently,...

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The World Needs Moralistic Politics

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 4:55 PM

The calamity that unfolded following the Syrian uprising in 2011 and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) following its blitzkrieg advance across a large swath of territories in Iraq and Syria has led to one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis in the history of...

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Kurds Must Meet on Common Grounds to Prevail.

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 2:41 PM

While the international community is preoccupied with the Israeli - Palestinian conflict and the downing of the Malaysian Airliner over eastern Ukraine, the Iraqi Kurds are caught struggling between a dictatorial regime in Baghdad and the threat from the Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS, which captured swathes of...

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Partition: The Only Viable Solution for the Turmoil in Iraq and Syria

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 2:50 PM

The rapid rise of violence in Iraq and the sudden victory of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the world's most brutal Jihadist terror group, against the Iraqi Army in Mosul and the other Sunni-dominated areas and the Sunni support for the ISIL (driven by their distrust...

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Obama Ought to Reconsider His Middle East Policy

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 4:18 PM

While some political circles in Washington depict U.S. President Barack Obama as a peacemaker, others portray him as being weak proactively and naïve for mishandling the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Nevertheless, Obama's passive foreign policy toward the Shi'a-led governments in Iran, Iraq, and Syria will exacerbate the Middle...

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Kurdistan's Recent Election: Its Achievements and Challenges

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 5:55 PM

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq held its fourth legislative elections on September 21, 2013. The electoral experience was a significant democratic achievement as it uncovered the fundamental issues influencing voter choice, measured party identification and legitimized KRG's authority and its domestic and foreign policy.

While the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)...

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The Kurdish Quest in Syria

(4) Comments | Posted September 7, 2013 | 6:50 PM

The tragedy unfolding in Syria will likely provide an opportunity for the Kurds of Syria, the largest ethnic minority that has long been discriminated against by the regime, to achieve their political and cultural rights under a federal democratic system or possibly establishing an independent Kurdish state in the post...

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The Syrian Kurds: A Key Element in the Syrian Conflict

(15) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 5:09 PM

The silence and the inaction of the international community, especially the United States and the European Union, about the massacre and kidnapping of hundreds of Kurdish civilians by the al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organizations, al-Nusra Front (ANF) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in northern Syria (Syrian...

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