Joseph Colonna

Islamic State’s destruction will not come without setbacks

Sun, Nov. 19, 2017

As the last town in Iraq under the control IS is liberated, a major turn in the conflict begins.

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake rocks the Iraq/Iran border

Mon, Nov. 13, 2017

If you believed the Kurdish people deserved a moment of respite, you were awfully mistaken.

Donald Trump: The Politics of Hypocrisy

Sun, Nov. 12, 2017

Trump’s presidency is dominated by his shameless self-confidence, overinflated ego and burning desire to remind everyone that he is indeed U.S. President.

Catalonia: What is democracy?

Sun, Nov. 12, 2017

In regards to international law and statehood, international law takes a back-seat and simply lays down the rules for the game of power-politics to unfold.

Paradise Papers: 50 Shades of Grey

Wed, Nov. 8, 2017

The world has been gripped by a recent disclosure of influential figures and organizations using offshore tax havens to save millions of pounds, dollars, rupees

The Culture of Apology

Mon, Nov. 6, 2017

A sincere apology has the power to repair damage, fix relationships, heal wounds and restore broken hearts.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Media Suppression

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

Realities on the ground in Iraqi Kurdistan are changing at a rapid pace, and for the passive international observer, it is impossible to stay informed

Barzani steps down leaving a vacuum of control in Kurdistan

Sun, Oct. 29, 2017

“I will remain as a Peshmerga,” said Barzani in a letter to Parliament