The post-Kirkuk Operation KRG–Baghdad Relations: The Future Status of Barzani

Following the resignation of Masoud Barzani as president of the KRG, relations between the Baghdad and KRG administrations have entered a new era in which the semi-independent status of the KRG has become something of the past. The much spoken about Kurdish ascendance in the Middle East has inevitably proved to be a mirage.

Independence put on hold

Following the independence referendum in Northern Iraq, the KRG had been subject to political and economic sanctions from regional and …

After Kirkuk, what’s next?

As rightly foreseen and warned about by prominent Middle Eastern politics experts, the recent Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) referendum in …

Barzani loses power step by step

Following the Kurdish independence referendum which was held in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) controlled areas, the central Iraq …