by | Aug 7, 2018

Although terrorism understandably has become the focus of U.S. foreign policy, the problem of religious intolerance and violence is far broader. As Islamic extremism has erupted throughout the Middle East, most dramatically in Iraq and Syria, Christians, Yazidis, and other…

by | Oct 22, 2017

As the war against the Islamic State as an entity controlling territory comes to a close in Iraq, control over territories disputed between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government (KRG) has come to the forefront. Forces…

by | Oct 16, 2017

UPDATE 9:23 PM EST Top #PUK Official: #Peshmerga Fully Committed to Defend #Kirkuk – #BasNewshttps://t.co/2JByR73FAu pic.twitter.com/3nVpLC5eyx — BasNews English (@EnglishBasNews) October 16, 2017 UPDATE 9:14 pm EST: If this is true, it’s shameful. Kurdish official blamed the escalation (in #Kirkuk)…

by | Oct 11, 2017

The name Tillerson is a comforting one to policy makers, suggesting the son of tillers who have learned the soil can only be tilled with toil. But Secretary Tillerson’s unfortunate response to the Kurdish referendum was deficient in both style…

by | Sep 29, 2017

Well, the Kurds have gone ahead and done their referendum, overruling the quibbles and frets of all the “stability” junkies in the Middle East policy community. That community, such as it is, has long followed the weird thought pattern that…

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