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.

Further sanctions on the KRG

Following the Kurdish independence referendum which took place on September 25, where residents in KRG-controlled areas were asked whether they …