Category Archives: Iraq

‘Collapsing Kurdistan government a greater threat than ISIS,’ Parliament hears

On the day the Prime Minister asked MPs to consider air strikes in Syria, elsewhere in Parliament heard how an economic crisis in Iraq has overtaken ISIS as the top security concern. Sparked by a dispute between the national government … Continue reading

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Reforms, anti-corruption initiatives, and austerity: the Kurdistan Regional Government reaches ‘political maturity’

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Kurdistan’s foreign minister, tackled head-on the regional government’s financial struggles at a briefing in London today (16 April), while noting successes in the fight against ISIS. The Iraqi constitution states that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is … Continue reading

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Most Successful Kurds in Britain Awards story I wrote published by South London Press

This was a really great event, held at Portcullis House, at the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, on 18 March. It was organised by Ibrahim Dogus on behalf of the Centre for Kurdish Progress. I’ve known Ibrahim for going on … Continue reading

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Memories of Iraq: caviar, dust, and jazz dancing

Her earliest memory of Iraq is singing Ring-a-Ring-o’-Roses as a child on the flat roof of her family’s apartment in Baghdad, overlooking a river. Diana Maseyk, now 89, remembers seeing a boy with a tray of buns on his head. … Continue reading

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