The cost of KRG oil – how long can we stay silent?

When Kurds liberated the Kurdistan region in 1991, the previous regime left them two previously-discovered oil fields intact: Taq Taq in Koye and Tawqe in Zakho.  The former was situated in the ‘green’… Continue reading

Experiencing Kurdistan as a Dutch student

  This year I had the pleasure to be one of the students from the Dutch delegation visiting Iraqi Kurdistan. In this paper I would like to explain the program that made this… Continue reading

‘The Aryan Winter’

The Middle East is plagued by conflicts, ethnic tensions, tribalism and religious upheavals and yet for two hundred years the western media has misinterpreted the region. The wests erroneous depiction of Iranians and… Continue reading

«The Hunger Games: Catching Fire»

Movie Review One of th3e most anticipated sequels of the year has finally arrived on the big screen, and boy, does it live up to the hype it generated! Don’t miss out on… Continue reading

How I Met This Show

Those of us who are watching How I Met Your Mother are used to a new episode every week, and whether that episode is about Barney accepting a challenge, Ted screwing up his… Continue reading

Time Management Tips

“Time is the scarcest resource; and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed,” said Peter F. Drucker, an American Management Consultant. Time management is one of the pillars of any successful… Continue reading

TEDxBaghdad Magnifies Creative Iraqis

The 600-attendee-full hall room of a central Baghdad hotel was the sign that marked the successive annual installment of TEDxBaghdad which was held on Saturday, December 7, during which Iraqi-fueled endeavors were, theoretically,… Continue reading

Gender VS Sex Why Do We Keep Mixing Their Meanings? The Impact of Terminology Misuse

On November 1st, I read an article on BBC.co.uk about Germany’s new decision to allow parents who give birth to babies with characteristics of both sexes to write “indeterminate” gender on the birth… Continue reading

Have we become the Slaves of Materialism?

“Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot… Continue reading

The Father or the Son

        I was a happy child with a dad, a mother, and some other happy faces. I could smile; I could laugh; I could do the silly things, and make my parents proud.… Continue reading