Why and How Iran is Escalating against the Kurds
Iran is pursuing an escalatory approach against Iranian Kurds. This came as a direct result of the regional developments.
Why has Iraqi Kurdistan Region's Push for Secession Resurfaced?
The Iraqi Kurdistan Region's independence has sparked fresh debate after moves made by various Kurdish groups recently.
Faulty Contexts: Turkish options post-ISIS
Liberating Mosul from ISIS put Turkey before a difficult formula in Iraq
Is a “Convergence of Necessity” behind Iranian Chief of Staff’s Visit to Turkey?
Turkey and Iran appear to be bent on upgrading political and security coordination over regional developments of common and special int
Is Iraq's Kurdistan Facing Economic Isolation Post-Independence Referendum?
Kurdistan's economy is likely to receive a blow, the severity of which hinges on escalatory measures taken by neighboring states.
How are MENA Political and Security Tensions Impacting Oil Prices?
Over the past period, regional turbulence have impacted Brent crude prices to varying degrees.
How are Syria’s Kurds Dealing with Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Referendum?
Despite the ongoing conflicts in the two countries, Kurds are willing to speed up steps that can be built on in the future.
What are the Goals of Turkey’s Military Intervention in Syria?
Turkey seeks to prevent the Kurds from establishing “a new Kobani”, according to statements delivered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
How did Kurdistan’s Secession Crisis Serve Iraqi PM Haidar Al-Abadi?
The Kurdish referendum has rendered great political services to Iraqi Prime-Minister Haidar alAbadi who emerged as the main beneficiary
Divided We Stay
The Prospects of Inter-Kurdish Fighting in Iraq
The failure of the Iraqi Kurdish secession movement can be explained through lingering historical divisions among Iraqi Kurds.
Drivers and Challenges for Rehabilitation of Oil Industry in Iraq’s North
The Iraqi government prioritizes rehabilitation of the oil sector in northern provinces, especially after it regained control of Kirkuk
Significances of the Iraqi Swift Victory in the Battle for Kirkuk
The rapid advance by Iraqi forces in Kirkuk raised multiple questions about the significance of the recent military operation.
Realism Vs. Idealism
The US Stance on Iraqi Kurdistan’s Independence
While the US backed the Kurds, it rejected the independence of Kurdistan and chose a neutral stance without allying to either side.
Messages of Resignation
Who Will Succeed Barzani in the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Presidency?
Barzani’s resignation sparked a debate about the implications and consequences of the decision on the future of the region.
Possible Developments of the Political Crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan
The Kurdistan regional government is in on the defensive internally and externally.
Why Baghdad is Restoring Economic Relations with Iraq’s Kurdistan
Economic relations between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurdistan region appear to be gradually returning to normal.
Significance of Iraq’s Shifting Position on Russian Oil Investments
Baghdad sees obstacles to cancelling Russia’s agreements with Kurdistan at a time when it needs Russian companies’ investments.