All Blog Posts Tagged 'Iraq' (79)

Top 15 articles of 2014

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TransConflict is pleased to present our recommendations for the top 15 articles published during 2014:

http://www.transconflict.com/2015/01/top-15-articles-2014/

In addition, we have also compiled a list of the top articles contributed by members of the …

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Added by TransConflict on January 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Conflicting views of Islam spill onto the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

When Sarah Samir stepped this week on to an Egyptian soccer pitch to referee a men’s match, she joined a small band of Arab women referees staking out their right to be involved in the sport on par with men. The significance of Ms. Samir’s appearance highlighted the battle for the soul of Islam that is being fought on the pitch as much as it is being waged on multiple other fronts. It also spotlighted strategies to counter militant ideologies.

Ms. Samir, the…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 21, 2015 at 12:43am — No Comments

Asian Cup Politics: more than just a game

Asian Cup Politics: more than just a game

By James M. Dorsey

Kuwait may have scored the first goal against Australia in the opening match of the Asian Cup but when the match ended 4:1 in favour of the Australian hosts the message was not simply a defeat on the pitch. It highlighted the importance and the impact of Middle Eastern politics on the region’s game.

In a world in which diplomacy has expanded from government-to-government contacts into public and cultural…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 10, 2015 at 2:31am — No Comments

From Syria and Iraq to Iran: Kurdish Minorities Push For Autonomy

By James M. Dorsey



More than than three years into Syria’s brutal civil war, Syrian Kurds have carved out an entity of their own close to the border with Turkey. Their battle against Islamic State, the jihadist group that has conquered chunks of Syria and Iraq, for Kobani, a stone’s throw from the Syrian-Turkish border, symbolises Syrian Kurdish aspirations. It has galvanised Turkish Kurdish emotions at a time of fragile peace negotiations between Turkey and the…

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Added by James M Dorsey on December 19, 2014 at 5:56am — No Comments

TransConflict - November 2014 Review

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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during November, plus updates from the Global…
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Added by TransConflict on December 1, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

The tenth GCCT newsletter

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TransConflict is pleased to present the tenth edition of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation newsletter, available by…

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Added by TransConflict on November 20, 2014 at 8:04am — No Comments

TransConflict - October 2014 Review

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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during October, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation…

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Added by TransConflict on November 3, 2014 at 7:41am — No Comments

Kurdish soccer team sparks Swedish FA ire over battle for Kobani, sparks debate on what is politics?

By James M. Dorsey

When Ramazan Kizil established Dalkurd FF, one of Europe’s most successful immigrant soccer teams, in a remote town in northern Sweden, he dreamt of one day raising the Swedish and the Kurdish flag alongside one another in a European championship. These days, Mr. Kizil’s goals are more immediate: aiding embattled Kurdish fighters fending off attacks by Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, in the Syrian-Turkish border town of…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 30, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments

Iraqi Youth in TV Reality Show Support Each Other Amid Crisis

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Soccer and militant Islam intersect in incidents across the Middle East

By James M. Dorsey

A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq. His death followed that of Tunisian handball goalkeeper Ahmed Yassin and Ahmed El-Darawi, a former policeman and Islamist parliamentary candidate who arranged soccer sponsorships for the Egyptian affiliate of Dubai telecommunications company Etisalat. Mr. El-Darawi, a…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 20, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments

Senator Levin Says U.S.-Afghan Ties Require Better-Informed American Public

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

Congressional support to continue aiding Afghanistan over the long term will…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

TransConflict - September 2014 Review

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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during September, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…
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Added by TransConflict on October 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The ninth GCCT newsletter

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TransConflict is pleased to…
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Added by TransConflict on September 18, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments

Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core, USIP’s Omar Says

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Manal Omar…

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Added by Viola Gienger on September 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference – Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Iraqi and international members of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative and the Iraqi Social Forum have been working over the last several months to organize an international conference concerning civil society in Iraq. Following an invitation by the Norway Social Forum to take part in their…

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Added by johanna l. rivera on September 11, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

TransConflict - August 2014 Review

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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during August, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…

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Added by TransConflict on September 1, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Q&A: Iraq's Spreading Turmoil

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Sarhang Hamasaeed

With fighting in Iraq spreading since the shocking onslaught of a militant group once aligned with al-Qaida, the country's Parliament convened this week to start forming a new government based on the April elections, only to adjourn again within…

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Added by Viola Gienger on July 3, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

TransConflict - June 2014 Review

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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during June, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation…

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Added by TransConflict on July 1, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

A Point of No Return for “Iraq?” ISIS march into Iraq exposes new realities

June 27, 2014 Brian E. Frydenborg

Much of the coverage of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria’s (ISIS)…

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Added by Brian Frydenborg on June 28, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

Acclaimed Iraqi Women’s Rights Lawyer Pleads, 'Please Don’t Forget Iraq'

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

A poignant plea from a prominent Iraqi lawyer who was lauded this week for…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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