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Kurdistan Rising
Kurdistan Rising
Iraq Uses Influence to Thwart Kurdish Oil Sales

Iraq is using its influence in the international oil markets to throw up serious obstacles to Kurdish crude sales—and therefore Kurdish independence.

Kurdistan Rising
Kurds Ask for Western Weapons

As Iraq falls apart, the Kurdish representative in the UK asked that Kurdistan be allowed to receive Western arms directly in order to fight ISIS.

Kurdistan Rising
Iraqi Minorities Hail Kurdish Rule

As Iraq disintegrates, minorities are praising the impartial protection of the Kurdish peshmerga. Meanwhile, Iraq’s central government has been accused of massacring Sunni prisoners.

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Turkey: We Support Kurdistan

Turkey came out in favor of an independent Kurdistan this weekend, while Israel renewed its vocal support.

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brave new world

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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