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The coffin of deceased leader, Jalal Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: حمه سور)
The coffin of deceased leader, Jalal Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: حمه سور)
The coffin of deceased leader, Jalal Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: حمه سور)
Over His Dead Body:

At His Funeral, Senior Kurdish Statesman Unites Foes

Histyar Qader
Even in death, senior Kurdish statesman, Jalal Talabani, brought fighting factions together at his funeral. It remains to be seen whether peripheral meetings at the memorial will have any lasting effect.
12.10.2017
Time Not On Their Side:

Will Kurdish Independence Referendum See Iraqi Elections Postponed?

Mustafa Habib
In Baghdad, the Kurdish referendum has dominated all other official proceedings. Lack of progress on electoral laws means federal elections could be postponed - again.
11.10.2017
Promising Alliance:

Kurdish Political Heavyweight Announces Plan To Shake Up Local Voters

Honar Hama Rasheed
If people in Iraqi Kurdistan are not talking about the referendum on independence then they are discussing the arrival of new political alliance with the potential to change the Kurdish political landscape.
5.10.2017
Back From The Dead:

Kurdish Referendum Brings Back Ghost Of Saddam Hussein

Mustafa Habib
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein tried to exterminate the Kurds in Iraq. Now Iraqis angry about the Kurdish desire to secede are bringing back bad memories online.
3.10.2017
Voting on independence in Kirkuk, an area that is run by Kurdish security but not part of Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: ياكار جلال ) Voting on independence in Kirkuk, an area that is run by Kurdish security but not part of Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: ياكار جلال ) Voting on independence in Kirkuk, an area that is run by Kurdish security but not part of Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: ياكار جلال )
A Sunny Outlook?

Iraqi Kurdish Politicians Talk About Post-Referendum Threats And Demands

Histyar Qader
In the end, the Kurdish people and politicians united around the independence referendum. But what happens next? Some senior politicians believe negotiations with Baghdad will begin again.
28.09.2017
نجم الدين كريم  (photo: Shwan Nawzad)
Kirkuk’s Kurdish Governor:
If Baghdad Blockades Us, ‘We Will Manage’
27.09.2017  |  Politics
Alarming rumour: The Iraqi Kurdish military were headed for a showdown with the federal army.
Sects, Lies And Social Media:
Tall Tales Cause Tensions Ahead Of Kurdish Independence Referendum
20.09.2017  |  Politics
Neighbourhood Tactics:
Smaller Protests in Baghdad Get Bigger Results
17.08.2017  |  Politics
Iraq After The Islamic State:
No Unity On The Sunni Side Of The Street
12.07.2017  |  Politics
Iraqi Kurdish flag: For decades, just being Kurdish was enough to unite locals on the topic of independence.
Social Media Smoke Signals:
Why Iraqi Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum May Be Doomed
5.07.2017  |  Politics
The Facebook pages of Iraqi Kurdish leaders.
Storming Social Media:
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Facebook Is Protestors’ Last Resort
22.06.2017  |  Politics
A member of a Shiite Musilm militia wearing green and yellow, the Shia colours. (photo: موقع الحشد الشعبي)
Creating the Shiite Crescent:
As Extremists Lose Power In Iraq, Militias Loyal To Iran Gain It
14.06.2017  |  Politics
A meeting of the leaders of the National Alliance in Iraq. Source: Website (photo: الموقع الرسمي للتحالف الوطني)
Post-Sectarian Politics?
Iraq’s Most Important Political Alliance Riven By Disputes
20.04.2017  |  Politics