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Syria: The Raw Material; by TE Lawrence, 12 March, 1917

The following report, by the officer who became known as Lawrence of Arabia, reveals how what is known today as Syria was, and perhaps still is, a collection of very different groups, divided by mountains; trade; politics; religion; and ethnicity, … Continue reading

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‘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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