Denied Again: Kirkuk and the Dream of an Independent Kurdistan

Denied Again: Kirkuk and the Dream of an Independent KurdistanIn a closed-door meeting at a Washington think tank in July, I had the opportunity to ask a high-ranking Iraqi Kurdish official whether he worried that Kurds might be overplaying their hands in Iraq and Syria. My interlocutor, whose name frequently came up in recent discussions on the KRG’s independence and Kirkuk, politely dismissed my points and assured me that my worries were unfounded—especially in Iraq.



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