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    (2013): Second only to the perennial Arad-Israeli dispute, Kurdish Nationalism remains a continuing and leading factor of instability in the geostrategically important Middle East. Furthermore, since the Kurds sit on a great deal of the Middle East’s oil and on its possibly even more important water resources, Kurdish nationalism will probably become increasingly salient in the coming years. Next the advantages and disadvantages as it relates to oil and water resources within Iraqi Kurdistan will explored in greater detail. The Iraqi Kurdistan region accounts for the approximately 17 percent of the oil reserves in Iraq, with about 60 percent located in the mostly Shite southern areas with the super-giant fields of Basra in the south and Kirkuk in the north (Le Billon, 2015). Iraq is estimated to hold the world’s fifth largest oil reserves only behind Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Middle East (Le Billon, 2015, Ozdemir & Raszewski, 2016).…

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    The book I decided to read was As Strong as Mountains: a Kurdish Cultural Journey, written by Robert L. Brenneman. I wanted to read this book because I did not know any aspects of the Kurdish culture. I enjoy learning about other cultures, and Kurdish is one culture that I had very little knowledge of. In fact, I am not very educated about the cultures within the Middle East in general. This book helped me understand new aspects of the Kurdish culture and their lifestyle. Author Brenneman…

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    Zaitoon Ahmed HAMAD1, Yüksel COŞKUN2*, Alaettin KAYA2 1 Dicle University Institute of Science Biology Section, Diyarbakır /Turkey 2 Dicle University Science Faculty, Department of Biology, Diyarbakır/Turkey *Corresponding author Geographical distribution and Karyotype of Nannospalax ehrenbergi (Rodentia, Spalacidae) in Iraq (Kurdistan Region) Abstract The karyological analysis of fifteen mole rats collected in four different localities of North-Iraq (Kurdistan Region).…

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    The Hood Incident Analysis

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    of Turkish Special Forces were forcibly put hoods on their heads and taken out handcuffed. After being taken out of Turkish Special Forces, US soldiers condemned to examine very harshly the headquarters even Turkish flag in the office of Turkish Special Forces unit commander was pulled down by tearing. "American soldiers seized 15 kg of explosives, sniper rifles, grenades and maps of Kirkuk, with circles drawn around positions near the governor's building when they raided Turkish offices in…

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    had obtained state-of-the-art arms from France and the Soviet Union, including thousands of artillery pieces, tanks, and armored personnel carriers and hundreds of combat aircraft.”(Britannica) During this time Iraq utilized an abundant amount of resources in attempts to purchase or develop weapons of mass destruction. July 1987 the U.N. unanimously passed Resolution 598 urging a cease fire between Iran and Iraq resulting in both to immediately withdraw to internationally known boundaries. Both…

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    Post 9/11 Narrative Essay

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    beloved world trade center collapsed, the Pentagon burned and an unexplained plane crash in Shanks Ville Pa, took the lives of the innocent passenger on board. Like many who woke up on that ordinary morning the tragic occurrences would scorn a horrid picture of death and agony. This event would further subject the nation's heart into a state of hopelessness and shock and as September 11, unfolded America would usher in an era known as Post 9-11 I enlisted in the US ARMY in June 2004 and even…

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    SAMIR Morocco Case Study

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    after this period of three months, claims the refiner are repaid, the liquidation may be closed. Pending a final solution, SAMIR trying somehow to revive the refining business. Sources close to the company, the trustee appointed by the court following the judgment of bankruptcy, is preparing to restart production with the aim 200,000 barrels per day (bpd). SAMIR intends to treat the cargo of a tanker (120,000 tons of crude), stuck at the port of Mohammedia since last August, the date of…

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    Cuneiform Civilization

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    The abundance of materials and sources gave Speiser the opportunity to thoroughly research Cuneiform Law and the legal traditions of the historical civilizations. He evaluated and judged the facts he found in early records and legal documents, ancient artifacts, and museums using them to form his argument and effectively support it. A private generational home located in a small town outside of Kirkuk, Iraq yielded an archive of close to a thousand legal documents alone. The records,…

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    with subpar conditions and little access to important opportunities. Children immigrants and refugees are the most overlooked group, but require serious attention, when it comes to policymaking or aid because their formative years of development are spent in a sate of temporary permanence and trauma. Temporary permanence has lasting effects on refugees, and especially children, in refugee camps. These camps are most notably in Turkey, Greece, Syria, and other countries in conflict or near…

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    Although I knew that Faris would take the Kirkuk route this time to get Erbil, I just wanted to ask that question to break the early morning silence. Travelling routes between Erbil and Baghdad were few, Baghdad-Kirkuk-Erbil or Baghdad-Mosul-Erbil being the only options. As far as I was concerned, either route was extremely dangerous. Each route had different terrain and peculiarities, yet they shared a similar distance and the fear of hidden and expected attacks. These areas were essentially…

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