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Kurdistan

The Kurds have been a people without a state for centuries. Monday’s independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish zone is an important step toward rectifying...
Raqqa

A coalition of militias and Iraqi Security Forces (to say nothing of American soldiers) is still closing in on the sprawling, ISIS-occupied city of Mosul, but...
Kurds

Last December, the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) pulled a fast one on the New York Times when a Washington PR firm succeeded in placing an...
Kurdistan

The Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) has reported today that the decline in the price of oil has effectively bankrupted the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)...
Iraq

When U.S. forces first entered Iraq in 2003, Iraqi notables and tribal figures worked to co-opt and play them to their own personal benefit. U.S....
Ahmad Chalabi.

Ahmad Chalabi died of a heart attack this morning at his home in Baghdad. Many things are written about Chalabi, few of which are positive...
barack Obama

One of the most persistent U.S. foreign policy debates in recent decades has been with regard to whether democratization and transformative diplomacy should be a...
ASMEA

Professor Bernard Lewis and the late Professor Fouad Ajami founded the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) eight years ago...
Kurdish state

The continuing unrest in Iraq has claimed another casualty: the deal reached between the Kurds and Baghdad last December, which led the Kurdish Regional Government...
Kurdish corruption

The Kurds, both in Iraq and Syria, have put their lives on the line to fight the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). Whatever any American...
Turkish regional hegemony

According to the Lebanese news portal Now, Syrian Turkmens have announced the formation of a Syrian Turkmen militia to fight Syrian Kurds: Syrian Turkmen military and...
Kurdistan

It’s long been the dream of Iraqi Kurdish leaders to transform Iraqi Kurdistan into a new Dubai. Kurds have long bridged the delicate balance between...