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Election Day Conspiracy Theories

Last week on election day, thousands of voters originally from outside Iraqi Kurdistan were told they could not vote. The reason? Logistics - wrong ID cards, wrong locations, wrong dates. But the voters say it was…

Originally published in Niqash.org by IRIS Director Christine van den Toorn (May 8, 2014).


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“Arab or Kurd?” the security staff asked people entering the Jawahiri Elementary...

Elections Unleash Political Flux in Kurdistan

The upstart Gorran party is likely to take control of key posts, upending the old political order and marking a new era of intra-Kurdish volatility.

Originally published by Iraq Oil Report by Christine van den Toorn Haval Mustafa Muhammed, Hersh Seidgul, Mohammed Hussein, Mohammed Abdulla Ahmed, Patrick Osgood and Rawaz Tahir on April 29, 2014.

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Suicide Bombing Penetrates KRG Security Cordon

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest at a political rally in the Kurdish-controlled city of Khanaqin on Monday, killing at least 35 people and injuring more than 110, according to intelligence and health officials.

Originally published by Iraq Oil Report by Mohammed Hussein, Maad Waleed Hameed, Christine van den Toorn and Patrick Osgood on April 28, 2014.

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Iraq al Msagher: National politics challenge local peace in Bashiqa

One of the most peaceful towns in Iraq, near one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq, is under threat. Bashiqa is in danger of becoming a troubled metaphor for the conflicts that threaten the rest of Iraq.

Originally published in Niqash.org by IRIS Director Christine van den Toorn (December 6, 2012)

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