The independence referendum, framed as a 100-year struggle for self-rule, will likely succeed. It is no surprise that Kurdish leadership would rather talk about self-determination than the details of voting or the plan to negotiate with Baghdad.
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After discussion with the Ramen IR staff, we have decided to make Cup of News a weekly endeavor rather than two products per week. We feel it is more in the spirit of the goals of the website to take a more in-depth look at the week’s news after the best analysts have had time to digest events. Furthermore, Ramen IRRead more
How to Revive TTIP, Anthony Gardner, Politico Europe “We need to treat TTIP like a political campaign, not just a trade negotiation. Simple falsehoods peddled on social media trump complex truths, especially when these truths are packaged as dry studies” writes the former American ambassador to the European Union in this comprehensive argument for more open Transatlantic tradeRead more
With Iraq descending deeper into sectarian bloodshed, politicians and foreign policy experts alike have proposed partition as a solution.Read more
Tragically, modern conflicts no longer end; they are caught in a perpetual cycle of enormous illicit profits, superficial interventions, and endemic violence.Read more
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (known as ISIS or ISIL) relies heavily on children to fight in the field, to provide general support for its forces, and to propagate its message at home and abroad.Read more
The hard truth is that America, as a society and as a nation, has allowed its policies and security to be dictated by terrorist groups like al-Qaeda.Read more