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President Barzani: Old Borders Are Only On Paper

Masoud Barzani Kurdistan 2

Massoud Barzani, the president of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, has an urgent message for world leaders: With the Mideast in chaos and the ISIS “caliphate” entrenched across swaths of Syria and Iraq, now is the time to rethink the boundaries of the region. But unlike 100 years ago, …

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A New Strategy for Iraq and Syria

Charles Krauhammer

It’s time to rethink Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct. We may not want to enunciate that policy officially. After all, it does contradict the principle that …

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