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Iraqi Kurdistan: The Fight for a Seat at the Table of Nations

Charles Glass
Board of Contributors
Sep 29, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
An man shows his ink-stained finger after voting in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence referendum in Arbil on Sept. 25.

An man shows his ink-stained finger after voting in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence referendum in Arbil on Sept. 25. The promise of self-determination may portend a descent into abject submission.

(SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

The result of Iraqi Kurdistan's independence referendum was never in doubt, but the budding state's future is. Of the 72 percent of registered voters who turned up at the polls, a little more than 93 percent opted to separate their homeland from Iraq. Independence, however, is fraught with the dangers of disputed borders, ferocious opposition from its neighbors and internal dissent....

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