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March 5th, 2010 - 9:55 pm § in KRG

An Appropriate Day for Democracy in Iraq

On this day in 1991, in the Kurdistan Region, the brave people of Rania rose up against Saddam Hussein’s regime and fought for Kurdish rights. So it is fitting that on the 19th anniversary of the Rania uprising, those Kurds who live abroad—having left Iraq’ atrocities—are continuing the stru[...]

March 3rd, 2010 - 8:19 pm § in Elections & Democracy

Speaking at Dr. Fouad Ajami’s Class at Johns Hopkins University

My dear friend Dr. Fouad Ajami invited me to speak today before the class he teaches at Johns Hopkins University. As usual when I speak before such audiences, I’m presented with bright, inquisitive minds. Dr. Ajami’s class was no exception. The talk gave me the opportunity to outline the scenari[...]