The Kurdish region faces a multiplicity of hurdles as it prepares for the "yes to independence" referendum.
In reaching Iraq’s border with Syria, the militias have reached a new phase of their mission.
The United States will come and go, but Iraq's divisions will remain.
And at the center of it all are the Kurds.
The rise and fall of ISIS has sharpened and focused the divisions in Iraq, instead of healing them.
The bells in churches across northern Iraq may have been rung again during Christmas, but the future is unclear.
We learned with Al Qaeda and ISIS that localized jihadist movements are not local.
Everyone agrees about the need to remove ISIS from Mosul, but on little else.
Ankara has a long history of influence in northern Iraq.
The Turkish invasion exposed the contradictions of America's Syrian approach.
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