Monthly Archives: December 2014

Background on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Newsweek released a profile on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi this week and several useful bits of information came to light. Some of my quotes were based on an assessment of him I wrote recently: I highly doubt the claim that he … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Federal/KRG deal

In response to questions of how significant the deal is and whether this is the end of confrontation between Baghdad and Erbil: The deal itself is especially significant because of the timing. The PM promised when forming the new government … Continue reading

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