Sunrise in Iraq. (Credit: bilal_izaddin/Bigstock)
Sunrise in Iraq. (Credit: bilal_izaddin/Bigstock) (via: bit.ly)

The Iraqi Kurdistan authorities are organising a referendum on independence on 25 September 2017. Maxim Mikheev explores the reasons that led to the announcement of the referendum and analyses the current Kurdish environment in the Middle East, as well as the broader international context. He then examines prospects for the emergence of a Kurdish state, and the potentially drastic changes in the region’s political landscape.

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