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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The struggle for Kurdistan’s oil: Past, present and future

On Monday, September 25, the government of Iraqi Kurdistan will hold an independence referendum. Although the vote will not trigger any immediate change to the nature of the Kurdish sovereignty

Middle East/North Africa Security

Why Syria will remain united

US Secretary of State John Kerry recently said that partitioning Syria may be a possibility. In this debate series, GRI asked whether Syria would remain united. Chris Solomon argues that

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Can Iraq’s Prime Minister Al-Abadi hold on?

Division within Iraq’s ruling Dawa Party threatens to jeopardize the position of the Prime Minister. The United States’ key ally in Iraq is struggling to find a balance that ensures

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Three takeaways from the Hawija raid in Iraq

The raid against an Islamic State prison in Hawija marks a continuation of willingness to ground forces in dangerous operations against the militants. What does this mean for the US

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Turkey tightens Kurdistan ties to Baghdad’s chagrin

Kurdistan, the oil-rich semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq, will begin selling oil to Turkey despite vocal objections by the Iraqi government over the contracts’ legitimacy. Turkish-Iraqi relations have suffered as

International Politics

Kurdish peace process key to Turkey’s energy security

The fate of the Kurdish peace process will influence how Ankara interacts with the Kurdish populations of other countries, and may affect Turkey’s ability to procure much needed Kurdish oil.