Kurdistan Regional Government

Exporting Kirkuk oil via Turkey back on table
Exporting Kirkuk oil via Turkey back on table

Oil from Kirkuk to Turkey's Ceyhan port has not been shipped for the past year due to a row between the Iraqi government...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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

Although Masoud Barzani remains as president of the KDP and is playing a consultative, though not insignificant role to...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Turkey's balancing role in Iraq
Turkey's balancing role in Iraq

The rivalry between the U.S. and Iran over Iraq can be balanced by the role Turkey plays. This balance will definitely...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Barzani fails to survive after referendum
Barzani fails to survive after referendum

“As a Peshmerga, I will continue at the service of our people; I refuse to get any extension and will not continue in this...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Iraq suspends military operations in disputed regions
Iraq suspends military operations in disputed regions

On Saturday an Iraqi army officer confirmed that Iraqi federal forces have obtained 40 oil wells from the Kurdish...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Iraq PM referendum results must be entirely annulled
Iraq PM: referendum results must be “entirely annulled”

“We warned them [the KRG] not to hold the poll, but to no avail,” he said.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Independence put on hold
Independence put on hold

Amid the military operation conducted by the central Baghdad administration in Kirkuk, the KRG administration proposed on...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

From foes to friends Northern Iraq's possible futures
From foes to friends: Northern Iraq's possible futures

Any concrete action against the PKK would guarantee Turkey’s strongest support for the peaceful future of Iraq. The KDP...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The PKK's post-Daesh future
The PKK's post-Daesh future

The KRG referendum established that regional powers could work together when it comes to preserving the territorial...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Barzani is losing political legitimacy
Barzani is losing political legitimacy

Speaking at a news conference party spokesman Shorsh Haji stated: “They have to resign from their posts. At the same time,...

Monday, October 23, 2017

KRG loses vital oil fields
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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

After Kirkuk what's next
After Kirkuk, what's next?

As far as the current state of affairs is concerned, the consensus between Iran, the Iraqi federal government and Turkey...

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Barzani loses power step by step
Barzani loses power step by step

“The court views Rasul’s statements as a kind of incitement against the Iraqi Armed Forces,” it added, noting that the...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Disputed areas' after Kirkuk operation
'Disputed areas' after Kirkuk operation

Following the Iraqi Army's military operation in Kirkuk, further operations are expected in other "disputed areas."

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Iraq forces in control of Kirkuk
Iraq forces in control of Kirkuk

All oil fields and facilities in Kirkuk province are now under the full control of the Iraqi central government.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kurdish referendum different voices in Iraq
Kurdish referendum: different voices in Iraq

Spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, Abdulstar Bayraqdar stated that “The Rusafa Investigation Court has issued an...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Further sanctions on the KRG
Further sanctions on the KRG

Iraq Planning Ministry spokesman Abdul Zohra al-Hendawi stated that “The ministry’s economic committee has decided that,...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Is post-referendum KRG economically sustainable
Is post-referendum KRG economically sustainable?

It would be more realistic for Iraqi Kurds to seek a mechanism that would further regional reconciliation instead of...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What does Tel Aviv Expect from an Independent Erbil
What does Tel Aviv Expect from an “Independent” Erbil?

Even if Israel does not reach its ultimate objective, any conflict to emerge between northern Iraqi Kurds and its...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Israel wants to exploit the Kurdish people Mahmoud Othman
Israel wants to “exploit” the Kurdish people – Mahmoud Othman

In respect to the Israeli support for the referendum, Othman claimed that “nothing good would come” from Israeli support...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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