A Homage to Kurdish Tea
Imagine the embers of a smoldering fire, a blackened metal tea pot in the middle, a bird singing nearby, mountains rising around you, perhaps even an orange sun setting behind one, and then a glass
Can Women in the KRI Break the Glass Ceiling?
The famous 14th century Islamic theologian and philosopher Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya wrote: “women are the half of society who gives birth to the other half and so they are seemingly the entire society
Kurdistan Holds a Piece of My Heart
It was winter 2012 when I arrived in the Kurdistan Region. I had been invited to be a lecturer in English at Soran University, a newly established, state-funded university.
I was driven from the a
Kurdish Culture and Conflict in the Middle East
The causes of geopolitical conflict have been studied for centuries, but the interconnected world in which we live after the Cold War requires us to revisit our assumptions.
In his famous 1993 arti
Anglo-Kurdistani Relations: Much Done, More to Do
The modern Kurdistan Region has a large and growing place in the UK’s affections and priorities.
This is thanks to UK Prime Minister John Major’s brave and pioneering decision in 1991 to establish
The Will to Fight
The Western world’s most influential thinker on war, Carl von Clausewitz, observed that the value of the objective determines the magnitude and the duration of any war any nation will wage in its pu