Islamic State

Hayward: The Case for Kurdish Statehood

Turkey is a legitimate nation-state with long-standing memberships in major international organizations like the U.N. and NATO. The Kurds are stateless actors, a large ethnic group broken into many factions and spread across several different countries. This is a very important factor in the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds. The world should address it by doing something that should have been done long ago: give the Kurds a state of their own.

Members of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga stand holding flags of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region a training session by German military officers during the German Defence Minister's visit at a facility on the outskirts of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous region, on August 21, 2019. (Photo by SAFIN HAMED / …

UK’s David Cameron Denounces Trump: ‘Protectionist, Xenophobic, Misogynistic’

David Cameron, the notionally conservative former prime minister who lost the EU referendum — and his office with it — has denounced President Donald Trump as “protectionist, xenophobic, misogynistic” in his memoirs, and expressed his bitterness that the Islamic State caliphate which sprung into being during his premiership was crushed on the U.S. leader’s watch.

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China Compares Hong Kong Protesters to Islamic State

China’s Global Times state newspaper ran a column Thursday urging a ban on wearing masks at protests, comparing the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters’ preference for wearing black and carrying gas masks to protect from tear gas to the aesthetic of the Islamic State.

Protesters stand on improvised barricades after a march against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on July 21, 2019. - Masked protesters threw eggs at China's office in Hong Kong on July 21 following another massive rally, focusing anger towards the embodiment of Beijing's rule with no end in …