In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, the insurgents are not often what they seem.
Oil-rich and ethnically divided, Kirkuk is one of Iraq's most fought over cities. With ISIS moving along its border, Kirkuk finds itself yet again at the center of conflict.
Drawing on their very personal and painful past, a group of Iraqi Kurdish photographers is attempting to give something back as their region becomes a home for those less fortunate.
These Kurdish villagers once fought Saddam Hussein. Now they are fighting Exxon Mobil.
A small but worrying number of Iraqi Kurds have joined militant Islamist fighting in Syria. Is it simply religious fervor dictating their choices?
Violence in Anbar province has displaced tens of thousands of families. A Kurdish resort town struggles to adjust to an influx of the displaced.
These photos show the range of living conditions for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq. Although much attention has been focused on camps, most struggle to survive on their own.
While the dramatic images of refugees pouring into Northern Iraq are new, Northern Iraq’s troubled relations with Syria—and Syria’s Kurds—are not.
They love George W. Bush for liberating them, but the region's relative stability might not last.
For Kurdish women in Turkey, guerilla tactics can offer a way out.
Erbil's booming development and bright future threaten Kurdish cultural history even while efforts are made to preserve it. In the center of all this is the city's ancient citadel.
As Syrian Kurds seek refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan, their future remains unclear. Will they return to Syria? Or will they become, like the Turkish Kurds in nearby Makhmour Camp, permanent refugees?