Why Iraqi-Kurdistan Peace Depends on Constitutional Consensus

Why Iraqi-Kurdistan Peace Depends on Constitutional Consensus

By: Marlene Zieah.

The Iraqi government has reclaimed disputed territory under KRG control since 2014. These actions were triggered by the KRG’s recent referendum on independence. In order to solve the issues facing both parties, they will have to revisit critical unclear provisions in the Iraqi constitution, specifically those dealing with rights to self-government and control over oil and gas reserves.

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Implications of an Autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan

Implications of an Autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan

By: Morgan Lear.

Since the passage of the September 2017 referendum, the Kurds found themselves fighting Iraq to maintain previously established KRG territory. Within one month of the referendum, the Kurds have lost 40% of their territory. What other effects have the Kurds faced as a result of this move for independence?

 

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