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Masoud Barzani: Why It’s Time for Kurdish Independence

The president of Iraq's Kurdistan Region tells FP why, despite obstacles at home and abroad, he's determined to hold a referendum on independence later this year.

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Anti-Putin Protesters Have Started Wrapping Themselves in the Russian Flag

The country’s leading opposition leader has made a bold move to claim the banner of patriotism for his movement.

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The United States Is Getting Dragged Into the Fight for Syria’s South

America's allies find themselves trapped between the Islamic State and pro-Assad militias -- and the only thing keeping them safe is U.S. airstrikes.

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Can Saudi Arabia’s Young Prince Wean the Welfare State?

The ambitious plan to remake the Saudi economy is the brainchild of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But does he have what it takes to upend his country?

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Afghanistan Blames Pakistan for Planning Deadly Kabul Attack

Afghan intelligence services admit they knew an attack was coming, but blame the government next door for organizing it.

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