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From Poet to Vice President

October 22, 2019 The Vice President Old Executive Office Building Washington, DC 20501 Dear Mr. Vice President, I consider it my duty and my honor to serve my people through my writing as a poet and a translator, particularly bringing Walt Whitman into Kurdish. I have watched as you reacted …

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Attack in Iran raises specter of a potentially far larger conflagration

By James M. Dorsey A podcast version of this article is available at https://soundcloud.com/user-153425019/attack-in-iran-raises-spectre-of-a-potentially-far-larger-conflagration An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States. Saudi …

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Time for Kurdish independence?

No other Mideast community (except Israel) has a closer relationship with the United States than the Iraqi Kurds, who have played a critical role in confronting ISIS. With the jihadis on the run, the Kurds.. Source http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/trudy_rubin/20170323_Worldview__Rubin__Time_for_Kurdish_independence_.html?mobi=true

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Ayyubid Confederation: Empire of Wisdom and Moral

Introduction The Ayyubid or Ayyoubid Empire (Arabic:الأيوبيون, Kurdish: ئەیوبی) was the Kurdish dynasty of sultans founded by Saladin (Salah al-Din ibn Al-Ayubbi) about 1171 CE. It ruled Egypt, Palestine, Syria, most of Yemen, Diyar Bakr, Mecca, Hejaz, Kurdistan and Mesopotamia in the 12th and 13th centuries. In the cinema and …

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