Iraqi Kurdish Independence on the Horizon. Roderick Ramsden discusses the plight for independence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and explores the potential consequences for the rest of Iraq.
Adlan Taramov analyzes recent OPEC Doha meeting and its outcome in the context of global oil price war and Saudi-Iran rivalry.
Hasan Siddiqui guides the discussion of shifting U.S. policy in Syria, tying in Iran’s nuclear programme negotiations and discontentment from America’s regional allies.
Trevor Schenk analyzes the rise of Shi’a militias fighting the Islamic State in Iraq, and why this could be detrimental to the long term goal of creating a stable Iraq.