Tags » Kurdistan Regional Government

Cracking the 2016 Iraq Budget Draft

What are the implications for the Kurdistan Region?

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the Iraqi Federal Government presented the 2016 budget draft[1] to the Council of Ministers on September 14. 796 more words


Reform Recommendations Presented by Ministry of Economics and Finance

The KRG Minister of Economics and Finance, Rebaz Hamlan, proposed a set of reforms to the Council of Ministers back in September. This proposal has recently been under the spotlight, with many linking it to both the resolution of the economic slump and the political negotiations over the nature and person of the KRG Presidency. 409 more words


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.
877 more words

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