Tag: Nawaf Haskan

Kurdish vote reflects Middle East’s ‘existential quandary’


  Turkey threatened potentially crippling restrictions on oil trading with Iraqi Kurds on Thursday after they backed independence from Baghdad in a referendum that has alarmed Ankara as it faces… Read more »

Iraqi Kurdistan: Civil Society at the Crossroads


In 2005, Iraq’s Constitution recognized an autonomous Kurdistan region in the north of the country, run by the Kurdistan Regional Government. Today, with a referendum on independence in speculation for… Read more »

Iraqi Kurdistan at the Crossroads?


With a referendum on independence in speculation for autumn 2017, Iraqi Kurdistan stands at a crucial political juncture that has global implications. The increasing autonomy of the region promises to… Read more »