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The Judean Desert, near the West Bank city of Jericho, has found itself behind various borders over the past century. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Borders Come and Go, but Geography Remains

It's time to consider new ways of mapping the Middle East. Read more…

In 2005, Kurds in northern Iraq chose who would represent them in their legislature as well as in the Iraqi legislature. It was the first election of its kind in about 50 years. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

A Brief Guide to Understanding the Kurds

Citizenship is not always so simple a matter. Read more…

On Monday, Iraqi Kurdistan's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Gorran party announced a merger, set to be signed on Tuesday. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Political Reunion in Iraqi Kurdistan

The alliance of two political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan could have profound effects for the region. Read more…