Although the current chaos in Iraq has brought the Kurds there closer to their long-held dream of independence, it has not brought them unity. While Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), campaigns for Kurdish independence, other Kurdish political groups have taken a different position, in particular the KDP’s main rival, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

Will Iraq remain united in 2020?

by Salah Nasrawi on 04-02-2014

Thanks to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s plans for new provincial divisions the country’s continuing unity is under threat, writes Salah Nasrawi

Erdogan Exploits Rivalry Between Kurdish Leaders

by Choose an Author on 26-11-2013

There is a bitter power struggle between Barzani and Ă–calan, in a time when both are trying to form unholy alliances in the Middle East.



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