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Understanding Kurdistan Region’s Public Debt

The Kurdistan Regional Government holds an outstanding public debt of over $20 billion, accumulated during a period shorter than 2 years.

The pre-2014 economy

The region’s main source of revenue up until the beginning of 2014 was budget transfers from the Iraqi government, accounting to over 90% of KRG’s receipts. 769 more words


Turkey: America's Really Bad "Faustian Bargain"

Gatestone Institute, by Burak Bekdil, September 8, 2015:

  • Turkey cannot fight the Islamic State (IS) and the Kurds, who are the essential ground force of any coalition campaign against IS, at the same time forever.
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Counter Jihad Report

Defense Department Announces the Transfer of Umm Sayyaf

Earlier today, Nasrin As’ad Ibrahim, also known as Umm Sayyaf, a suspected member of ISIL who has been detained by U.S. forces in Iraq since May 15, was transferred to the custody of the… 112 more words

Department Of Defense

The Dissonance Of Things #2: What the Hell is Going On in Turkey?

In this month’s podcast, I’m joined by Kamran Matin and Fred Weber to discuss recent events in Turkey. We cover the apparent sea change in the AKP’s foreign and domestic policy in the aftermath of the… 189 more words

International Relations

Kurds upset at snub from Quebec City anti-ISIL meeting

The Kurdish government in Iraq has complained about being excluded from a meeting in Quebec City Thursday at which Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson will host officials from about two dozen countries to discuss the war against the Islamic State. 726 more words


Reforms, anti-corruption initiatives, and austerity: the Kurdistan Regional Government reaches ‘political maturity’

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Kurdistan’s foreign minister, tackled head-on the regional government’s financial struggles at a briefing in London today (16 April), while noting successes in the fight against ISIS. 317 more words