Referendum in Northern Iraq

Turkey s Hunt for the PKK in post-referendum Iraq
Turkey’s Hunt for the PKK in post-referendum Iraq

As a result of its alliance with the US, the PKK expanded territories it captured and began to consolidate its territorial...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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

KRG steps back We respect the court s decision
KRG steps back: “We respect the court’s decision”

On November 6, Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court issued a decision that the country’s constitution which indicates the Republic...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Baghdad urges Peshmerga to withdraw to pre-2003 border
Baghdad urges Peshmerga to withdraw to pre-2003 border

Amid tensions between Baghdad and the KRG, the Iraqi central government called on Kurdish Peshmerga forces to withdraw to...

Tuesday, October 31, 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

Irreversible damage caused by the KRG
Irreversible damage caused by the KRG

“Regardless of whatever decision the northern Iraqi administration takes, the point we reach today clearly shows that any...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Iraq's Shiite militia must 'go home'
Iraq's Shiite militia must 'go home'

Washington believes that it can get rid of the Shiite militias by working with Saudi Arabia, Israel and Gulf countries...

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

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

Iraq forces take control of Kirkuk
Iraq forces take control of Kirkuk

While no detailed information was provided, on Tuesday, a ministry spokesman announced that all oil fields and facilities...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Turkey and Iran Towards a Renewed Partnership
Turkey and Iran: Towards a Renewed Partnership?

Confronting each other in the power struggles taking place in Syria and Iraq, Ankara and Tehran have seen that the picture...

Tuesday, October 17, 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

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

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