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Carol Rollie Flynn Elected as Next President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Carol Rollie Flynn Elected as Next President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-13 22:31
The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce the election of Carol Rollie Flynn as its President commencing January […] ...
Carol Rollie Flynn Elected as Next President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute - Foreign Policy Research Institute

President of the Kurdistan Region Extends Condolences to Karbala Stampede Victims

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-11 19:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 10 September 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani extended his condolences to the families of the stampede victims in Karbala. In a statement, the President announced that Kurdistan is ready to provide assista ...

Russian FM to Visit Kurdistan Next Month: Report

BAS News - 2019-09-09 23:52
ERBIL - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected to pay a visit to the Kurdistan Region next month, where he will meet with senior Kurdish officials, a report revealed on Monday. Talking to Kurdistan 24, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail ...

Environmental activist elected as Slovakia's first female president - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-08-20 13:42

CoE: Seizure of HDP municipalities undermines local democracy

ANF - 2019-08-20 12:17
Council of Europe official Anders Knape expressed concerns over the AKP regime’s dismissal of HDP’s democratically elected mayors and seizure of the municipalities. ...

Work and tasks of the Health Committee in al-Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-08-19 21:22
Al-Raqqa – The Health Committee of the al-Raqqa Civil Council is working hard as to establish and strengthen the therapeutic health infrastructure and rehabilitate the former centers and hospitals that have been damaged during previous periods, so to prov ...

Turkey removes elected pro-Kurdish mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 13:09
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— The Turkish government removed three elected Kurdish mayors from office on Monday over alleged links to Kurdish PKK militants as Ankara deepened its crackdown on the opposition. The mayors of Diyarbakir [Amed], Mardin ...

Insurgents and the Flip Side of Special Operations

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-13 22:31
While the Islamic State’s physical caliphate is no more, it is clear that the group has successfully transitioned back to a uniform insurgency contesting for influence in areas of Syria and Iraq. Certainly, its far-flung affiliates in Asia and Africa beli ...

The Future of Northeast Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-13 22:31
A project of the Atlantic Council and Foreign Policy Research Institute The future of northeast Syria is unsettled after eight […] ...

Mustafa Sayid Qadir ‘selected’ as Gorran’s candidate for Iraqi Kurdistan vice president: source

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 18:25
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—The Change (Gorran) Movement has selected Mustafa Sayid Qadir as its pick for Iraqi Kurdistan region vice president. An informed source who spoke on condition of anonymity told NRT TV on Tuesday that General Coordinato ...

My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-13 00:56
From the offices of Langley to deep inside the war zones of Iraq, Bakos reveals in her new memoir the […] ...

President of the Kurdistan Region Issues a Message on the Occasion of Eid Al-Adha

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-11 02:23
President Barzani issued the following message on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, I extend my warmest congratulations to the families of martyrs, Anfal Genocide victims, our gallant Peshmergas, our pilgrims and all Muslims in ...

Summoned a 75-year-old citizen to the headquarters of the Sanandaj Intelligence Bureau

Kurdpa - 2019-08-10 06:20
Kurdpa Agency: A member of the Kurdistan Qur'an School Council was summoned to the headquarters of the Sanandaj Intelligence Bureau. ...

Commemoration ceremony of the 5th Anniversary of Yezidi Genocide in Duhok

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-09 14:11
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 4, 2019, Nechirvan Barzani (President of Kurdistan Region), Masrour Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) and Mir Hazim Beg (Mir of Ezidis), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (United Nations Sec-General representative in Ira ...

The Statement of elders and dignitaries of the tribes of the Euphrates region during the Meeting of the Tribes

SDF Press - 2019-08-08 20:11
Ayn Issa – During a meeting organized by the Syrian Democratic Council and the Military Relations Office of SDF with the sheikhs and elders of the tribes of northern and eastern Syria, Sheikh Fawaz Al-Baik delivered a statement to the world public opinion ...

A forest for internationalist martyrs of the Rojava Revolution

ANF - 2019-08-08 08:39
“With this forest we want to create a living monument that will flourish and take root like the ideals of the martyrs of the Rojava revolution.” ...

New FPRI Appointments

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-02 20:21
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new senior fellows: Michael Auslin (Hoover […] ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

Reuters - 2019-07-26 13:37
Turkey is determined to destroy the "terror corridor" east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country's north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy Kurdish militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
ANKARA,— Turkey is determined to destroy the “terror corridor” east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country’s Kurdish north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Tu ...

Benjamin Franklin and the Crisis of the British Empire

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-07-18 18:17
In this talk, Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Walter A. McDougall will explore the nature of the crisis that led to the split between Britain and the colonies between 1763 and 1776, with emphasis on Benjamin Franklin’s role as the colonies’ principal agen ...