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Op-Edge: Why is it almost impossible for Kurds to secede from Iraq?

... behind its neutral stance on the issue. Few days ago, Russian oil major Rosneft announced that it will invest in gas pipelines in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan, expanding its commitment to the region, to help it become a major exporter of gas to Turkey and ... ... Kurdish card to pressure on Ankara, further complicating its regional and internal affairs -Despite of being two close allies in NATO. On the other hand, both Moscow and Washington fear the current timing of independence poll, as the fight against ISIS is ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... Can there be a military “solution” to the global war on terrorism? Will the Islamic State movement really be destroyed in Iraq and Syria? Or will it simply drift like a nomad to other regions, into the Russian Caucasus, North Africa, Egypt and the ... ... and Afghanistan, as well as Kashmir? How will the entry of the Islamic State into Afghanistan impact the ongoing war between NATO and the Taliban? The U.S. refused to participate in the third round of a conference on Afghanistan that involved 11 regional ...


A Reality Check on U.S.-Russian Relations: Not Time to Relax, but Not Time to Panic, Either

By Brian E. Frydenborg, February 26th, 2015 (updated February 27th-28th) Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse here If you think your site or another would be a good place for this content please do not hesitate to reach out to me! Please feel free to share and repost on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (you can follow me there at @bfry1981) One of the sad things about looking at current commentary about Russia, America, and the state of their relationship is the lack of measured and reasoned...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

... opportunity for NATO bureaucrats to pretend the alliance still matters, whereby the renewed Russian military doctrine is not that bad. NATO is the number one threat. Anyone surprised? 2. Shall the Islamic State survive? Undoubtedly, the Islamic State is not just ... ... unwilling' which is nonetheless appearing more assertive than its more 'willing' counterpart back to 2003 in Iraq. No wonder since the threat for other states in the region is formidable. On the other side, the new Iraqi government shall ...


Iraq: Ten Years After

... There has been no privatization of Iraqi oil fields. While they are being developed by foreign corporations, the property rights are reserved by the state, although U.S. interest in local oil was widely believed to be the main reason for invasion [4] . Iraq still has neither permanent NATO bases nor a pro-American government. However, Washington has fully achieved its declared goal of toppling the Saddam regime. The economically and demographically emasculated Iraq is not likely to oppose the U.S.A. in the region any time soon. Therefore,...


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