Kurdistan, Part II: The Middle East threatens to fall apart. More.

Yesterday, I posted a diary with a long (but still staggeringly incomplete) history of Kurdistan. Which brings us to more recent events… When 2017 began, Iraqi Kurdistan was maybe the most-autonomous region in the world which was nevertheless not truly independent. Kurdistan had its own military, its own police force. It had the right to engage in…

The Kurdistan situation, part I: History

While I’ve spent the last couple days writing about events in Spain, it’s important to remember the other major separatist/independence news story: Kurdistan. So, while Catalonia engages in am organized “work stoppage” (to avoid restrictions on official “general strikes”), let’s take a look at Kurdistan.  As before, let’s start off with some history and background….