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Looking back on JFK/Jackson institute conference series: “Kurds in the Middle East”

Tuesday May 4th was the last day of the conference series “Kurds in the Middle East”, co-hosted by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and Justice for Kurds.  We take this opportunity to look back on four weeks of fascinating conversations, debates and questions.  The series of events gathered a wide array of Americans, Europeans, Middle Eastern practitioners, and senior Kurdish representatives from Iraq and...

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Following Deadly Attack, Iraqi Kurds Call for Better Coordination in Countering IS

Iraqi Kurdish officials blamed the lack of proper coordination between the country's federal and regional security forces for a major Islamic State (IS) attack over the weekend that left three Kurdish military officers dead and two wounded.   The attack Saturday targeted a unit for the Kurdish peshmerga forces in Altun Kupri, a district in the oil-rich Kirkuk province, which is part of the so-called disputed territories between...

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Masoud Barzani hails Operation Provide Comfort, even as he warns of current dangers

WASHINGTON, DC (Kurdistan 24) – Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and, until 2017, the long-time President of the Kurdistan Region, joined on Wednesday in marking the 30th anniversary of Operation Provide Comfort (OPC). Speaking of the US-led humanitarian operation that followed the February 28 ceasefire to the 1991 Gulf War, Barzani hailed OPC as the start of the Kurdistan Region’s current political system and...

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The future of the Kurds discussed today in The Economist’s daily podcast “The Intelligence”

Listen to the podcast "The Intelligence", by The Economist on April 21st. The podcast host, Jason Palmer, discusses a range of issues, including the Kurdish cause and its future. Between minute 12 and minute 20 of the podcast, a few topics related to the Kurds are covered: the place of Kurds in the Middle East, the military actions taken 30 years ago to protect the Kurds, and whether...

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