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Lecture Slides on Kurdistan

By Martin W. Lewis | April 14, 2016 | 6 Comments

Dear Readers,
My lecture this week for my course on the history and geography of current global events examined the Kurds and the idea of Kurdistan. The slides from this lecture are available at the link below.
Lecture on the Kurds and Kurdistan

The Ignored Plight of the Yezidis

By Martin W. Lewis | November 8, 2010 | 4 Comments

According to an October 24, 2010 report by al Jazeera, the worst suicide bomb attack during the seven years of the Iraq war occurred “when multiple truck bombs devastated two villages of the Yazidi minority sect.” The August 2007 blast, which killed almost 800 people, has by no means been the only attack on the Yezidis.

The Complex Relations Between Kurds and Christians in Northern Iraq

By Martin W. Lewis | November 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

The relationship between the Christians of northern Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government is complicated. Kurdish authorities portray their land as a safe haven for all minority groups – and for good reason. But local Sunni Arab politicians, and some Christians as well, have accused Kurdish militias of driving Assyrians out of their homes

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