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Report: Reviving Mediation on Disputed Internal Boundaries

From International Crisis Group. Reviving UN Mediation on Iraq’s Disputed Internal Boundaries The conflict over the disputed territories and the unresolved boundary of the Kurdish region has lingered for decades and occasionally spawned violence. These open issues leave both Iraq’s territorial unity and the governing system that would result from a reconfiguration of borders clouded […]

Video: Why does Battle for Mosul matter to Turkey?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq calls it an invasion; Turkey says its insurance. Both are arguing over Turkish troops in Iraq. The Iraqi army, along with Kurdish, Sunni Arab and Shia Muslim troops, began the fight to […]

ICP Recommends Compromises to Resolve Iraqi Crisis

To overcome Iraq’s current political crisis and prevent the breakdown of the entire post-2003 order, Prime Minister Maliki (pictured) and his opponents both will have to agree to painful compromises, according to this report from the International Crisis Group: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS At first glance, the current Iraqi political crisis looks like just one […]