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October 24, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Refugee Surge

A refugee crisis in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region is intensifying as winter approaches and the threat posed by ISIS forces shows no signs of abating, says journalist Jane Arraf.

October 28, 2013

Iraq
Kurdistan: Just Being Independent

Iraq is going to break up.  It is already happening, but no one wants to acknowledge it because no one wants to be perceived as being responsible for the disintegration of a major Middle Eastern coun…

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May 8, 2015

Iraq
Iraqi Kurdistan and the Islamic State Group

Masoud Barzani discusses the current situation in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

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October 19, 2007

Turkey
Inside the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Advocating for greater Kurdish autonomy through violent resistance, the Kurdistan Workers Party remains a vibrant militant presence on the border of northern Iraq and southern Turkey.

October 18, 2007

Democracy
Bakir: Kurdistan as a Model for Iraq

Minister Bakir says Kurds favor a political solution to cross-border tensions with Turkey, but so far, Ankara has “only considered a military operation to solve this problem.”

September 27, 2018

NAFTA
U.S.-Canada Trade Deadline Looms, and Iraqi Kurdistan Holds Parliamentary Elections

A deadline looms for U.S.-Canadian trade talks, Iraqi Kurds hold parliamentary elections, and the U.S. government's fiscal year comes to a close.  

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January 10, 2019

Syrian Civil War
The Top Conflicts to Watch in 2019: Syria

This year, the continued violent reimposition of government control in Syria was included as a top tier priority in the Center for Preventive Action’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey.

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January 9, 2019

Turkey
Turkey Is Lying About Fighting ISIS

Erdogan promises to finish America's fight against the Islamic State, but it's the Kurds that he's out to destroy.

A Turkish soldier waves a flag on Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 28 ,2018.

December 21, 2018

Syria
Syria’s Changing Power Grid: What Turkey Wants

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria removes the main obstacle to a Turkish campaign to eradicate Syrian Kurdish forces and could lead to a more dangerous phase of Syria’s civil war.

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