Archive for the ‘Elections & Democracy’ Category

March 21st, 2010 - 5:42 am § in Elections & Democracy, Kurdistan Region

Newroz pîroz be!

Today marks the first day of spring—which the Kurdish people celebrate as Newroz, the new year. On the traditional calendar, it is now the year 1389. For those who don’t know, the term Newroz derives from two Kurdish words: new, meaning new; and roz, meaning day—and represents the single most [...]

March 10th, 2010 - 9:00 am § in Elections & Democracy

Lots of Iraq News Lately

Over the past week, there’s been a considerable amount of media in the U.S. surrounding the Iraqi elections. On one hand, this has been positive, since Iraq has been again receiving the attention it deserves. On the other hand, so much media at once is tricky, as Americans—and people the world o[...]