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Michael Rubin: Resolution for Families of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Disappeared

Iraqi Kurdistan might be the toast of town today. With at least four separate lobby firms and a multimillion dollar budget, it continues to promote itself as stable, secure, and democratic; an oasis of sanity in an insane region. The reality is more nuanced.Kurdistan is stable, but security is based...

Michael Rubin: Have Iraqi Kurds lied to U.S. Congress

Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) under the auspices of President Masoud Barzani has been undertaking a full-court press of lobbying in Washington in order to get direct provision of weaponry. The KRG has hired at least four lobbying firms, spending several million dollars, and has leveraged...

Michael Rubin: Questions US President Obama should ask Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani

ichael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy ResearchOn Sunday, May 3, Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani will begin a weeklong visit to Washington where he will meet with President Barack Obama. Barzani’s visit comes as the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) continues to threaten...

Michael Rubin: Kurds hemorrhage investor patience

There’s an unfortunate tendency among some emerging markets to treat foreign direct investment like a personal or collective slush fund. Investors recognize it’s a risk, and pull out when leaders work in concert with corrupt judges and officials in order to fleece businessmen or change the law to disadvantage...