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Crisis in Kurdistan and the Future of Iraq

National Security / November 2, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET

Amidst fears that conflict could destabilize Iraq, America has struggled to develop a coherent response to rapidly unfolding events.

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The Kurdish Referendum: What Comes Next?

Nicholas Danforth / Blog September 27, 2017

Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani stated repeatedly that the referendum will not lead to an immediate declaration of independence.

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The Kurdish Connection: The Iraqi Nexus and Regional Implications

National Security / Blog September 14, 2015

Given the importance of the Kurds in combatting the growing threat of ISIS, the United States can hardly afford to lose favor with such an effective ally.

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The Kurds: Strategic Partners in the Fight Against ISIS?

National Security / April 6, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

BPC will host a discussion to examine challenges facing the region, the role of the Kurds, and the implications for U.S. policy.

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ISIS and U.S. Cooperation with Regional Actors

Blaise Misztal / Blog June 30, 2014

The surge by the extremists of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) into Iraq threatens to dismember the country and create a Sunni Islamist state that could become a training ground for a new generation of terrorists.

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The Rise of ISIS Reveals the Middle East’s Shifting Alliances

Blaise Misztal / Blog June 13, 2014

The Middle East may be the only place where the transitive property of alliances does not hold: the enemy of your enemy could very well still be your enemy.

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