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Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:01
by Idrees Mohammed

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In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Idrees Mohammed discusses Turkey's attitude towards Kobane, the Syria's Kurdish town attacked by the jihadists of the Islamic State in the last weeks. He analyses the reasons why Turkey, although had refused to act in Kobane directly, has allowed Peshmarga passage to the town. He focuses on all the political relations between Turkish-Kurdish party and Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish parties, and the relations between Turkey and its neighboring countries and between Ankara and the West. Idrees Mohammed is an expert in International Relations and Kurdish affairs. His MA thesis was on Turkey's policy towards Kurdistan Region. He is now focusing on Turkey's policy towards Kurds, including Syria's Kurdish. He teaches International Relations in University of Duhok’s department of Political Science



 
Friday, 24 October 2014 09:32
by Roxane (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

In the following article Roxane describes the situation of the Yazidi IDPs in the camp of Khanki, in the Governorate of Duhok. Roxane is a French photographer, and she is working for EPOS as photoreporter in Kurdistan. She is travelling in the area: Erbil, Duhok, Sheikhan, Lalish are some of the cities from where she is reporting. EPOS Kurdish Chronicle – photodiary from KRG is the exclusive photodiary of EPOS which depicts the current situation in the region after the takeover of some cities by the jihadists of Daish. EPOS intends to tell what is happening through the eyes of the people, the sad smiles of the kids, the personal stories of who is running away from the violence of Daish. 



 
Friday, 17 October 2014 09:26
by Roxane (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

EPOS is in KRG, and we are following the latest news through our correspondent Roxane. Roxane is a French photographer, and she is working for EPOS as photoreporter in Kurdistan. She is travelling in the area: Erbil, Duhok, Sheikhan, Lalish are some of the cities from where she is reporting. EPOS Kurdish Chronicle – photodiary from KRG is the exclusive photodiary of EPOS which depicts the current situation in the region after the takeover of some cities by the jihadists of Daish. EPOS intends to tell what is happening through the eyes of the people, the sad smiles of the kids, the personal stories of who is running away from the violence of Daish. In the following article Roxane describes the situation in the Lalish Centre of Duhok, the first established Yazidi cultural center in KRG



 
Friday, 10 October 2014 07:27
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Russia-Afghanistan relations date back to the 19th century. The Soviet-Afghan War of 1979-1989 still insistently projects its shadow between Russia and Afghanistan, making it quite difficult for the two countries to establish new relations. In the following article, Gregorio Baggiani analyses the current relations between the two countries, focusing on the interests of Moscow in Afghanistan and the attitude of Afghanistan towards the big Euro-asian country. The author points out and discuss clearly Russia's role in the great game in Central Asia



 
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 14:33
by Roxane (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

EPOS is in KRG, and we are following the latest news through our correspondent Roxane. Roxane is a French photographer, and she is working for EPOS as photoreporter in Kurdistan. She is travelling in the area: Erbil, Duhok, Shingal, Lalish are some of the cities from where she is reporting. EPOS Kurdish Chronicle – photodiary from KRG is the exclusive photodiary of EPOS which depicts the current situation in the region after the takeover of some cities by the jihadists of Daish. EPOS intends to tell what is happening through the eyes of the people, the sad smiles of the kids, the personal stories of who is running away from the violence of Daish



 
Saturday, 04 October 2014 08:14
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Relations between Russia and Iran date back at least to the 18th century, and since then the southern Caucasus has represented a common area of interest between the two countries. To this days, good relations with Iran mean for Russia playing a central role in maintaining the balance in the region. In the following article, Gregorio Baggiani analyses all the relations between Russia and the Islamic Republic, focusing on the issue of Iranian nuclear capacity, and the issue of the legal status of the Caspian Sea and the Russia-Iran Alliance. The author discusses Russia-Iran relations and the international context in the light of the Ukrainian crisis, tracing all the elements of convergence and divergence in the relations between the two countries

 

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