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Life on the Frontlines With the Peshmerga's Female Fighters

By Christine Balling

Publication Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Late last year, Captain Khatoon Ali Krdr, 36, the commander of an all-female Kurdish peshmerga unit, visited a family in the village of Kocho in northern Iraqi Kurdistan to see a woman who’d had nearly everything taken away by the Islamic State (ISIS). Like Khatoon, the woman and her surviving family members are Yezidis, an ethno-religious Kurdish minority group. ISIS has long enslaved, tortured, and killed, Yezidi women.  {read more}

Paul Goble Awarded Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

By Kevin Samolsky

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

On June 9, IWP professor Paul Goble was awarded the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation for his outstanding work with the U.S. government aiding policymakers in Russian affairs.  {read more}

Turkey roasts Israel

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Israel has conceded Turkish demands and betrayed allies in return for illusory gains.  {read more}

The Truth About the Terror In Turkey

By Brandon Weichert

Publication Date: Monday, June 27, 2016

On June 28, 2016 shots were fired into a crowd of unsuspecting travelers at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, followed by the detonation of suicide bomb vests. Thus far, at least 36 people are dead and 150 or more injured. Despite the fact that people are unsure as to whether the attack was conducted by the Islamic State (though, IS tends to attack soft targets like airports) or the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), the fact is that Turkey’s foreign policy has played a significant role in this horrific terrorist attack.  {read more}

Brexit: Time For The Hand Wringing To Stop

By Paul Coyer

Publication Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016

The British vote to leave the EU has been hitting markets hard since the results became final early Friday morning Washington, DC, time, although the wild swings moderated and the markets stabilized somewhat as the day went on. Doubtless some volatility will remain for awhile due to the uncertainty, which markets never like, but that will lessen over time.   {read more}