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Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: Azad Lashkari/Reuters
February 15, 2018

Iraq holds 143 billion barrels and 8.7 percent of world oil reserves. 45 billion barrels are located in the Kurdistan region. In addition, the Kurdish region has as much oil in reserve as the total reserves of five OPEC members. While opposed rhetorically to separatist views, China, the world's largest oil importer, is trapped between pragmatism and non-interference as regards Kurdistan's independence because of this geostrategic feature of the Kurdish region.

Raphael Limkin photo
February 13, 2018

In contrast to conventional understandings of genocide as systematic, planned, and ideologically-driven mass killing, Raphael...

man stands before rows of television screens all showing the same image of the burning Twin Towers of the WTC
February 8, 2018

[T]he reactions (by the audience) to a terrorist event are far more important for understanding the consequences of a terrorist...

Pudong skyline, Shanghai
February 6, 2018

Problems of global governance push us to re-examine the mechanisms of global governance, as well as to reflect on the question of...

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