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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Moldova’s Proposed Electoral Change Is a Blow to Democracy. The EU Must Oppose It. Cristina Gherasimov, Chatham House Moldova has endured a domestic political crisis for some time. With the ruling party at historically low approval ratings and a slew of domestic corruption scandals, the post-Soviet country is at a watershed moment. Presently, Moldova runs the risk of jeopardizingRead more
The best policy analysis from around the wonky world, May 5th, 2017Read more
With Iraq descending deeper into sectarian bloodshed, politicians and foreign policy experts alike have proposed partition as a solution.Read more
Turkey appears to be entering a period of unprecedented violence, yet the Turkish government’s responses are only exacerbating security concerns.Read more
In all the back slapping over the deal with Turkey, Obama’s foreign policy team seems to have ignored a crucial fact of life in the Middle East – the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy.Read more
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, the trend of the international community has been to provide aid from afar. In other words, countries have generously financed the relief effort in the region, but have turned their backs on Syrians looking to resettle.Read more