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Originally published in the LSE Middle East Centre blog by IRIS Director Christine van den Toorn in August 2018.    This blogpost introduces the LSE research project Public Authority and Iraq’s...
Originally published in The Washington Post Monkey Cage by IRIS Director Christine van den Toorn on May 23, 2018.     On May 12, Iraq held a remarkably successful and violence-free national...
With their legitimacy and credibility irreparably damaged, Kurdish political elites stand to lose seats and influence in Iraq’s upcoming parliamentary elections.   Originally published in...
The Kurdistan Region’s “yes” vote in the independence referendum does not translate to unconditional support for independence in the short term.   Originally published in Sada, Carnegie...
While the frontline with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) lies only 4.5 kilometers south of Sinjar, a potentially more dangerous threat looms much closer to home. Parts of northern...
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