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The Mystery Cake!

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Kurdish Jokes

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We were in the newspaper today…

But I have no idea what it says… here is the link: http://www.rojnamawar.com/direjya.php?page=view&id=3654&z=1

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How many plates can they fit on a table?

At our first lunch in Kurdistan two of our contacts from the University of Duhok took us all out to a nice restaurant.  After having several items from the menu explained and placing our orders the waiters began to bring … Continue reading

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Kurdish nationalism and Iraqi relations

Having just written a paper on conflict between Kurds and Iraqis I took the opportunity at lunch one day to ask our primary University of Duhok contact some questions and I felt like some of his responses were definitely worth … Continue reading

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Very accommodating… possibly too accommodating

As mentioned before, when we got to our hotel around 4AM the front deskman brought us several cold waters.  This was not the last time he would bring us things.  Our first morning in Duhok brought hunger and heat and, … Continue reading

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Lord I was born a rambling man…

Having finished my first year of graduate school in May, I very promptly celebrated by taking a three week long summer school class on ethnic violence and nationalism that, looking backwards, seems to have only been a momentary blur that … Continue reading

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