Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan: Let’s be realistic about Iraqi Kurdistan; it’s a deeply unpleasant autocracy

In May last year, who in the West had heard of the “Peshmerga”? Wasn’t that a kind of scarf? No, the BBC, CNN and Sky News told us, these were warriors for freedom, brave Kurds, rallying against the ISIS threat when the Iraqi army had fled in disarray. Even Marie Claire, the woman’s lifestyle magazine,...