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Weekend Reading: The Independence of Iraqi Kurds, China in the Middle East, and Tunisia’s Forgotten Palaces

Reading selections for the weekend of August 11, 2017.

August 11, 2017

Kurdish parties take pictures with Kurdish flag at the Kirkuk Governorate Council in Kirkuk, Iraq (Ako Rasheed/Reuters).
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Fazel Hawramy finds that several Iraqi Kurdish residents of Sulaimaniyah may vote against Kurdish independence in protest of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s poor economic management.

Rebecca Liao assesses the many dimensions of China’s emerging foreign policy in the Middle East.

Sebastian Castelier and Timothee Vinchon explore the forgotten palaces of Tunisia, built during the three-century reign of the beys.

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