When we look back on the achievements, failures and missed opportunities of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in 2016, there are both instances of good governing and grave incompetence that plagues Kurdistan Region’s relative success.
Kurdistan Region is currently facing financial and economic hardships. The financial crisis has led to the decline of business investment and prosperity as the government continues to host over one million refugees fleeing the violence of Islamic State group while maintaining its fight against the extremist group.
The current Turkish government has increasingly attempted to bridge the growing gap between its significant Kurdish population and the governing institutions.
Hillary Clinton’s announcement for presidency has been met with praise and worldwide glee at the prospect of a female leader in United States.
Throughout the world social media networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have been utilised by politicians, leaders and political parties to engage with voters.
Occasionally someone criticises or chastises those who use the term ‘Erbil’ to refer to the capital of Kurdistan Region. In the Kurdish language, it is known as Hewlêr.
The Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS) militants led an offensive and captured several villages, towns and Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul in 2014. They espoused to have established a governing system based on Islamic principles.
The plight of Ezidis were unknown to many in the world for decades. They have suffered 73 massacres throughout their history, a parliamentary Ezidi member explained to the Washington Post.