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Turkey Defers to Baghdad on Oil From Iraqi Kurdistan


With hundred of thousands of barrels of its oil stuck in the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, unable to be sold on the world market because of its continuing row with Baghdad, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is discovering just how landlocked and boxed in it is in terms of utilizing …

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What Are the Prospects for Syria’s Kurds After Assad?

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The Democratic Union Party (PYD), which was able to take control of the country’s Kurdish regions in a deal with the Damascus regime, faces formidable challenges in sustaining its rule over Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). To begin with, Rojava is surrounded by unwelcoming players. In addition, PYD leaders are pursuing policies …

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Massoud Barzani’s US visit

Orhan Miroğlu

There are so many problems around the globe that needs to be settled including the Palestinian issue, the civil war in Syria, the future of the Arab Spring, and numerous problems in the Middle East. Given this, will the world, particularly including the US, be willing to add a new …

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Kurdistan Goes it Alone

Ranj Alaaldin

Iraq’s Kurds have taken another step toward independence with the creation of a pipeline that will give them an independent export capacity. Over the past five years, the region has dramatically transformed its oil and gas sector, both to enhance its autonomy from the rest of Iraq and to build …

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