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Kurdish Statehood Trade-off; Winning Throne, Failing ‘National Dream’

January 17, 2017 // 2 Comments

Kurds are no longer the kingmaker in Baghdad and financially, Kurdistan cannot even go back to its old deal with Baghdad by getting 17 percent of the national budget. Iraq is imposing many conditions on the KRG before sending any money while from 2006 to 2012 KRG was getting full payment without prior conditions. All these happened under statehood and oil sale policy orchestrated by Barzani. [...]