June 13, 2014

Revenge of the Kurds

Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Amid the rubble left in Iraq by the rampage of Islamist insurgents, one group seems poised to benefit: the Kurds. Baghdad's flailing response to the offensive launched by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham opens the door to greater geographical reach for the Kurdish region, greater leverage over the central government, and a stronger possibility of becoming a big energy exporter in its own right.

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TAGGED: Kirkuk, Peshmerga, Kurdish Regional Government, Kurdistan, Kurds, Middle East, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, ISIS, Iraq

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