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Iraq’s PM Maliki threatens to cut funds if Kurds pipe oil to Turkey

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki threatened on Sunday to cut central government funding for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region if the Kurds pursued a drive to pipe oil exports to Turkey without Baghdad’s approval. The Kurdistan Regional Government said last week … Continue reading

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U.S. Middle East non-policy: Nonsensical stay-away

    It is not for nothing that President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel and Jordan is described with concern from Beirut to London as nothing more than political tourism.   “Even those well-disposed towards Obama say he’ll be … Continue reading

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If Iraq is being pulled in …

While the US and the rest of the West remain in a frustrated search mode for a solution on how to deal with the Syrian nightmare, the conflict has now revealed one of its more worrisome aspects. In a well-coordinated … Continue reading

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