Kurdish Issue

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The ‘Shia Crescent’ and Middle East Geopolitics- by Fadi A. Haddadin

Foreign policy blog: In 2004, Jordan’s King Abdullah II used the term “crescent” to warn against the expansion of Iranian influence in the Middle East. This was later picked up … Continue reading

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Masoud Barzani and the roots of Kurdish distrust of the United States- Bruce Riedel

Brookings– This fall, Iraq’s Kurds have suffered their worst setbacks in their quest for independence in a quarter-century. Their leader Masoud Barzani has quit his posts in disgrace and blamed … Continue reading

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Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy- By STANLEY REED

New York times: Iraqi Kurdish leaders have long sought to craft an energy policy independent of the federal government in Baghdad, courting international companies and offering lucrative deals to drill … Continue reading

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The Kurds Are Right Back Where They Started – Joost Hitlerman

The Atlantic – In a televised address on october 29, the president of the Iraqi Kurdish region, Masoud Barzani, declared that he would step down from his post. It remains unclear … Continue reading

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Dark Victory in Raqqa

Kurdish revolutionaries helped the U.S. expel the Islamic State from its capital city. Will we soon abandon them? By Luke Mogelson – NewYorker n August, in the living room of an … Continue reading

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Iraqi Kurdish Leader Says Region Will Re-evaluate Relationship With U.S. After Referendum

JANE ARRAF– In an interview with NPR, longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani says his people are re-evaluating their close alliance with the U.S. after the U.S. didn’t back the … Continue reading

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Surrendered places in Southern Kurdistan

ANF: The process centered around Kirkuk launched by the Iraqi army and the Hashd al-Shaabi on October 16 after the referendum held on September 25 continues at a great price … Continue reading

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