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A Taste of Iraq in London

by Mina Al-Droubi The famous cookbook shop, Books for Cooks, is located just off London’s Portobello Road. Last Thursday, in …

Dancing in Kirkuk

On a baking hot Monday afternoon just before the start of Ramadan, a group of teenagers filed into a dilapidated …

Ankara’s Bad News

The release on Thursday of thirty-two Turkish truck drivers kidnapped by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in …

Why All This Hatred?

Beirut—We are queuing at Starbucks. Documentary filmmaker Elyas Salameh asks me what I’d like and I ask him the same. …

Turkey’s Kurdish Lifeline?

The tug-of-war between Iraq and Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, over control of the autonomous region’s oil reserves seems …