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KRG referendum A dangerous precedent with consequences
KRG referendum: A dangerous precedent with consequences

The Kurdish leadership in Irbil is endangering the political and economic interests of their own people by going for the...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kurdish referendum to engender further instability
Kurdish referendum to engender further instability

Barzani stated that “Baghdad has failed to provide alternative solutions,” so therefore “we will sit at a negotiating...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Arabs in Iraq town reject inclusion in Kurd region poll
Arabs in Iraq town reject inclusion in Kurd region poll

Town residents protest local council’s decision to include it in Sept. 25 poll on Kurdish regional independence

Monday, September 11, 2017

What will the Turkish Economy look like by the end
What will the Turkish Economy look like by the end of 2017?

The Turkish economy has been on an upward trajectory in 2017 due to the results of the referendum and the sound decisions...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Iraqi VP slams Kirkuk move to take part in region
Iraqi VP slams Kirkuk move to take part in region poll

Vice-President Osama al-Nujaifi calls plan to include Kirkuk in regional poll both ‘illegitimate’ and ‘unconstitutional'.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Iraq s Kirkuk council throws support behind region poll
Iraq’s Kirkuk council throws support behind region poll

Council announces decision at session boycotted by Turkmen, Arab members

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kurdish leader denies plans to postpone Iraq referendum
Kurdish leader denies plans to postpone Iraq referendum

Barzani says postponement of Kurdish referendum on independence 'unlikely'

Monday, August 21, 2017

Kurd region leader meets CENTCOM chief in Iraq s Erbil
Kurd region leader meets CENTCOM chief in Iraq’s Erbil

Massoud Barzani, General Joseph Leonard Fotel discuss fight against Daesh, planned referendum on region’s independence

Friday, August 18, 2017

Seeking Independence in Northern Iraq An Interview with Hemin Hawrami
Seeking Independence in Northern Iraq, An Interview with Hemin Hawrami

Questions linger about the timing of the Independence referendum to be held in Northern Iraq on September 25, and how the...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Planned Kurdish regional poll faces broad opposition
Planned Kurdish regional poll faces broad opposition

Regional parties, groups warn against possible adverse effects of planned referendum on Kurdish regional independence.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

US state secretary calls for delay of Kurd region poll
US state secretary calls for delay of Kurd region poll

Rex Tillerson asks head of Iraq’s Kurdish region to postpone planned referendum on secession from Iraq.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Kirkuk Turkmen cry foul in advance of Kurd region poll
Kirkuk Turkmen cry foul in advance of Kurd region poll

Turkmen Front complains of intimidation in run-up to planned referendum on region’s secession from Iraq.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Poll to achieve separation from Iraq Kurdish leader
Poll to achieve ‘separation from Iraq’: Kurdish leader

Massoud Barzani rejects calls to postpone planned referendum on Kurdish region’s separation from Baghdad.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mosul in Ruins Kirkuk Awaits a Similar Destiny What can
Mosul in Ruins, Kirkuk Awaits a Similar Destiny: What can Turkey do?

Turkey should give clear signals to both al-Abadi and Iran that Kirkuk is an issue that touches its national security and...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Europe has a Problem with Erdoğan
Europe has a Problem with Erdoğan

German politicians are against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's plans to meet Turkish citizens during the G20 Summit in...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Turkey sees less Beneficial Ally in Independent Kurdistan
Turkey sees less Beneficial Ally in Independent Kurdistan

Fifteen years ago, there was a Turkish state that would have gone to war against the KRG if they had wanted to seek...

Friday, June 23, 2017

What can Trump do with Obama's Playbook
What can Trump do with Obama's Playbook?

Showing complete disregard for civilian casualties, the U.S. Air Force has been bombing Mosul and Raqqa in an effort to...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Where Turkey stands on the KRG Independence Referendum
Where Turkey stands on the KRG Independence Referendum

Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) decided to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25. Although voters will be...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Turkey's EU Saga Coming to a Dramatic End
Turkey's EU Saga Coming to a Dramatic End

The latest chapter in Turkey's long-drawn initiative for EU accession saw a dramatic twist last week when the world...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Constitutional Referendum Opposition spins out of Control
Constitutional Referendum: Opposition spins out of Control

With Turkey's constitutional referendum just two days away, the "yes" campaign has adopted a visibly softer tone, whereas...

Friday, April 14, 2017

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