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Syrian Kurds

U.S. and Turkey on a Collision Course in Syria

David L. Phillips | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
David L. Phillips

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens "all necessary measures" to prevent Syrian Kurds from advancing west of the Euphrates River. The People's Protection Units (YPG) of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) is America's principal ally fighting ISIS in Syria.

Syrian Kurds Accuse Turkey Of Attacks, Ask U.S. For Explanation

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in ...

Sophia Jones

Biggest Obstacle To Kurdish Victory Over ISIS Might Not Be ISIS | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

Fighters with the Kurdish People's Protection Units sit near a checkpoint on the outskirts of the destroyed Syrian town of Kobani on June 20, 2015. ...

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers: Arm The Kurds In Fight Against ISIS | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS reels from major setbacks in halting the extremist group’s continued creep into Iraq and Syria,...

Why the Kurdish Fight for Women's Rights Is Revolutionary

Nazand Begikhani | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Nazand Begikhani

While the courage, audacity and resistance of Kurdish women fighters combating Islamic State jihadists in Kobani have made headlines in the last few months, Kurdish women have marked another revolutionary step by passing an equality decree that could guarantee their own rights within family and society.

This Is What It's Like To Be A Woman Fighting ISIS

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

The militant group known as the Islamic State has a limited view of what women can do: At best, they can support their husbands and produce new genera...

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

Delovan Barwari | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

The United States and the other international powers should look beyond short-term strategies for reducing violence and combating terrorism, as the failure in their quest stems from disregarding the underlying issues.

Sophia Jones

On The Run From ISIS, Syrian Kurds Wonder If They've Left One War For Another | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

ERBIL, Iraq -- On most days, Youssef Suleiman and his family of six can be found crowded around their television in a sprawling refugee camp on the ou...

Kurdistan's Recent Election: Its Achievements and Challenges

Delovan Barwari | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq held its fourth legislative elections on September 21, 2013.

The Kurdish Quest in Syria

Delovan Barwari | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Delovan Barwari

The tragedy unfolding in Syria will likely provide an opportunity for the Kurds of Syria to achieve their political and cultural rights under a federal democratic system or possibly establishing an independent Kurdish state in the post Assad era.

Syrian Refugees Looking for Security, in Iraq

Swara Salih | Posted 10.25.2013 | World
Swara Salih

In recent weeks, thousands of Syrian refugees have bee pouring into Iraqi-Kurdistan. The Arbat Syrian Refugee Camp is one of many in northern Iraq. The conditions were barely tolerable. Makeshift tents covered a roughly 1.5 kilometer area covered in dust and surrounded by trash.

Another Grim Milestone In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland will on Friday reach a million, half of all the re...