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Falling Oil Prices Threaten a Key Ally in Fight Against ISIS

Janet Ritz | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Falling oil prices, combined with the costs of war and of housing refugees, is threatening the Kurdish Peshmerga's ability to fight ISIS.

Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exported Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Petroleum Institute (API) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so why not unleash America?

Yazidis Eager To Return To Iraq’s Sinjar, Newly Freed From ISIS, But Fear What’s To Come

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

DAYRABUN, Iraq -- Just a day after Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, reclaimed Sinjar from the Islamic State, there wasn’t a hint of c...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

With ISIS At Its Door, Kurdistan Struggles To Accommodate Sunni Arabs And Yazidis

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Asked about Kurdistan in Iraq, the autonomous region that has become the United States' favored partner on the ground against the Islami...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

"What Happened To The Yazidis Is Nothing But Genocide"

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Obama administration began military action against the Islamic State back in August 2014, one of its stated goals was to defend...

Battle For Kobani Unites Kurds Divided By Borders

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | World

By Isabel Coles ARBIL, Iraq, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on...

Kurdistan's Recent Election: Its Achievements and Challenges

Delovan Barwari | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq held its fourth legislative elections on September 21, 2013.

The Surge "Success" Debunked

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Iraq remains a powder keg. "The Surge" has done little to increase security, a state of civil war remains and regional conflict threatens greater problems for the future.