What can the Kurds of Iraq expect from the Biden administration?
In January 2020 Trump ordered the killing of Muhandis and Soleimani, more than two years after the US had not heeded the warning of Erbil about their advance on Kirkuk.
The French philosopher looks at the Kurds’ plight, emerging Jerusalem-Ankara ties, America’s global role and Israel’s momentous new relations with Morocco and the Gulf
Iraqi Kurdistan has had good relations with the US and the West since its inception.
A rebel source with the Turkey-backed National Army said the faction seized some farmland after mounting an attack at the edge of the town.
As the commander of an ongoing insurgency, he rarely speaks with journalists.
These were difficult times for the Kurds. After years of success against ISIS they were now threatened by Baghdad, Iran and Turkey in the wake of an independence referendum.
The US has handed over eight facilities to Iraq as the pro-Iran militias demand the US leave. Last night pro-Iranian groups in Mosul fired rockets at the Kurdistan region.
The US has warned Iraq it will close its embassy in Baghdad and hinted at striking the Iranian-backed groups if the attacks do not stop.
While Tehran has generally conducted operations against Kurdish dissidents in this area, the highlighting of air defense is interesting for shedding light on regional commanders.