Iraq’s future stability and US regional interests depend on Iraqi Kurdistan.
Ranj Alaaldin is a Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution Doha. He specialises in Iraq and the modern history of the Middle East and holds a PhD fro... m the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s neighbours will not allow the upcoming referendum to trigger wholesale changes in the regional order.
Integrating Shia militias into the Iraqi state is a good way to limit their powers and control them.
Trade, Iranian influence and regional instability are drawing Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan closer than ever before.
Turkey will soon have to contend with a Western-backed nation-building exercise in Syrian Kurdistan.
Empowering the Kurdish forces is an important move in the fight against the Islamic State group.