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Life in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan, photos by Amos Chapple

Life in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan, photos by Amos Chapple | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

Amos Chapple is a New Zealand photographer with Lonely Planet. Over the winter he visited Iran's Kurdish region to photograph the near-vertical Palangan village.

 

• Life in the Iranian-Kurdish village of Palangan, photos by Amos Chapple http://bit.ly/HHz24E

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Syrian Kurdish Cards by Denise Natali

Recognizing Kurdish rights in a post-Asad state would certainly be a step in the right direction, and the Syrian National Council seems to be taking it. But such an alliance would dissipate, and even degenerate into violence, if the SNC or another successor government did not implement its promises to the Kurds during the transition phase.

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America needs a Kurdish policy by John Hannah

America needs a Kurdish policy by John Hannah | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

Making clear that Kurdistan's well-being within a truly federal Iraq is a high U.S. priority could serve both to deter potential aggressors while encouraging Kurdish restraint, patience and cooperation in dealing with the turmoil of Baghdad's day-to-day politics.

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