Category Archives: United Nations

‘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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Postcard from Central Asia #4: urgent request from a UN ‘spymaster’

A gloriously greasy¬†gamburger for lunch, and on returning to the office an email from a senior United Nations staffer in Bishkek. Could I meet them for lunch tomorrow at Bella Italia? An urgent matter to discuss. Certainly, see you there. … Continue reading

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