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After the Kurdish Independence Referendum - Foreign Affairs

GALIP DALAY is Research Director at Al Sharq Forum and Senior Associate Fellow on Turkey and Kurdish Affairs at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies. Read more by Galip Dalay @GalipDalay. In the face of enormous opposition, on Monday Iraqi Kurdistan went ...and more »

How the US Can Quell the Kurdish Crisis - Bloomberg

More than 90 percent of Iraq's Kurds voted to declare independence last week, bringing tensions to an even higher boil across the Middle East. The regional governments that opposed the referendum -- Turkey, Iran and the Iraqi government in Baghdad ...and more »

America Can't Afford to Support an Independent Kurdistan or Taiwan - The National Interest Online (blog)

Washington should not risk becoming entangled in armed conflicts over independence seekers Erbil and Taipei. by Ted Galen Carpenter. Iraqi Kurdistan's just-completed referendum regarding independence from Iraq has provoked an overwhelmingly ...and more »

Did Iraq's Kurds lose their big bet on independence? - Quartz

Last Wednesday and Thursday marked an historic time for Iraq's Kurdish population, and indeed for Kurds worldwide, who one day hope that their dream of an independent Kurdish state will be fulfilled. After a months-long preparation by Iraqi Kurdish ...and more »

Catalans and Kurds have a long battle ahead for true independence - The Conversation AU

Secession movements come not in ones but twos, it seems. In the space of a week, two regions in which national groups have chafed at central government diktat have voted overwhelmingly for independence. In both cases, these protest votes are having ...and more »

Netanyahu scoffs at Erdogan's claim that Mossad behind Kurdish referendum - The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu also said that Israel had “no involvement in the Kurdish referendum except for supporting their aspirations.” By Herb Keinon. October 1, 2017 16:41. 2 minute read. > IN PICTURES: Kurds are flying Israeli flags at independence rallies · >.and more »

Jalal Talabani, unifying former president of Iraq, dies at 83 - Washington Post

Former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, one of the country's most powerful and unifying leaders and a man who spent much of his life fighting for the cause of the Kurds of northern Iraq, died Oct. 3 at a hospital in Berlin. He was 83. His death was ...and more »

Former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani dies at 83 - Los Angeles Times

Kurdish officials said Tuesday that former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has died in a Berlin hospital at the age of 83. A close family friend and a senior Kurdish official in Irbil said Talabani died after his condition rapidly deteriorated on ...and more »

Iraqi Kurds mourn death of leader Talabani, symbol of unity - The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi refers to the former president as 'a sincere partner in building a new democratic Iraq'. By SUSANNAH GEORGE 4 October 2017, 1:23 pm 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 8 shares. In this April 6, 2005 file photo ...and more »

One-third of Iran's Iraqi exports goes to KRG - Mehr News Agency - English Version

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) – Iranian head of Iran-Iraq joint chamber of commerce said that one-third of the country's overall exports to Iraq has been set apart for the Kurdistan region. Yahya Ale-Es'hagh, head of Iran-Iraq chamber of commerce, made the ...and more »