The Ethnic Struggle in Kirkuk

The first outcome of the invasion was the US-controlled destruction of civil and land registries in Kirkuk. Those who were exhilarated with the downfall of Saddam and the Ba’ath regime in 2003 did not know what to do when Washington began to “Kurdicize” the region.

Independence put on hold

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

KRG loses vital oil fields

Baghdad’s recent re-capture of Kirkuk is estimated to cost the KRG some 300,000 barrels of oil per day. Source: Anadolu Agency

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 …