Masoud Barzani

The US-Iran Scramble for post-Abadi Iraq How Will Turkey be
The US-Iran Scramble for post-Abadi Iraq: How Will Turkey be Affected?

What will be Trump’s forthcoming strategy to contain Iran’s expansionist policy in the Middle East? If Trump’s policy is...

Monday, October 8, 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

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

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

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

Baghdad any deal violating the Constitution will not be recognized
Baghdad: any deal violating the Constitution will not be recognized

Following calls from the KRG, on Saturday Barzani met with Allawi and al-Nujaifi in Sulaimaniyah for talks aimed at easing...

Monday, October 9, 2017

Divide and Rule this time through Kurdish independence
“Divide and Rule” – this time through Kurdish independence

“Exactly like the past century, the motto for this century is ‘divide and rule.’ This strategy has been implemented...

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Northern Iraq chooses isolation
Northern Iraq chooses isolation

During a news conference in Tehran, Ministry spokesman Behram Qasimi said that “At the request of Iraq, we have closed the...

Monday, September 25, 2017

What does Turkey want in Iraq
What does Turkey want in Iraq?

The fundamental reason for Ankara’s close interest in Iraq is the country’s failure to ensure security within its own...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Independence Vote further destabilize Iraq s Domestic Politics
Independence Vote further destabilize Iraq’s Domestic Politics

The referendum on Kurdish regional independence will not be postponed unless Baghdad can offer an “alternative...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kurdish leader UN envoy discuss upcoming regional poll
Kurdish leader, UN envoy discuss upcoming regional poll

Masoud Barzani reiterates government’s commitment to holding planned referendum on Kurdish regional independence

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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