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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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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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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.”

October 5, 2018

Iraq
Iraq’s Two New Leaders Offer a Glimmer of Hope

Salih and Abdul-Mahdi are capable politicians in a nation that desperately needs that, at a time when progress seems possible.

Barham Salih, Iraq's new president, walks with new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad.

September 7, 2018

Russia
Putin Is Sneaking Up on Europe From the South

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on August 31, 2018. The first big battles between the U.S. military and the Wehrmacht during World War II were not actually in Europ…

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July 10, 2014

United States
This Week: Israel and Hamas Fight while Baghdad and Kurdistan Argue

Significant Developments Israel-Palestine. Israel entered its third day of Operation Protective Edge today as rockets rained down on many parts of Israel. More than fifteen rockets were fired into T…

An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod July 8, 2014 (Ratner/Courtesy Reuters).