When Iraqi Kurds demand change
Violent demonstrations, brutal repression
Rojbin Muslim, 11 January
While the Islamic Republic of Iran is experiencing violent street demonstrations widely covered by the Western press, little attention is paid to the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan which is in the throes of a serious political and economic crisis.
With this new episode of street protests and (...)
A Macron Tale: The Story of a Perfect Champs Elysees Recipe
Jean-Bernard Beauregard, June 2017
Part I: A long, vain introduction
Let me start with a vain introduction.
I am French.
Worse, I belong to the Parisian middle-class.
After needing 10 years to realize human life is theoretically possible outside of Paris and 10 more to realize it actually exists, I left Paris, and have lived (...)
The case for an independent Turkish Cypriot State within the EU
Thinking the unthinkable
Hugh Pope, April 2014
A new round of talks has started in Cyprus. But it is unlikely that it will produce any viable solution for the divided island. Fresh tinking is needed in order to put an end to the division of the Island, a direct result of the 1974 Turkish invasion. Could the solution be found in the creation (...)