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Kurdish Referendum: What is the Lowdown?

Kurdish Referendum: What is the Lowdown?

Despite many efforts to stop or postpone it, the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum has become a fait accompli and must be taken into account in shaping future developments, and Masoud Barzani, the man who orchestrated the exercise, must be as pleased as Punch. In...
The Kurdish Referendum Imbroglio

The Kurdish Referendum Imbroglio

What is the first thing you should do when you have dug yourself into a hole? The obvious answer is: stop digging. This is the advice that those involved in the imbroglio over the so-called independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, due to be held next Monday. But...
Dealing With Iran, Trump Has Many Options

Dealing With Iran, Trump Has Many Options

A year ago, the annual General Assembly of the United Nations in New York was the setting for what looked like an Irano-American love-fest as the two erstwhile foes multiplied gestures of sweetness towards each other. The key symbol of their affection was what they...
Why Iran’s Plan in Syria Will Fail

Why Iran’s Plan in Syria Will Fail

For the past week or so, Iranian official media and social networks have been abuzz with anecdotes woven around a football match in Tehran between Iran and Syria and the light it might shed on a complicated relationship. According to most accounts, a group of Syrians...