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    Tehran emerges as the winner

    by Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:05am on October 23, 2017

    NOTWITHSTANDING the overwhelming vote the Kurdish referendum for independence received, there is no gainsaying that regional circumstances were far from suitable for such an undertaking,...

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    The thwarted dreams of Kurdistan

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 20, 2017

    IT WAS in 1916, in the midst of World War I, that Britain and France (pitted against the Germans, Austrians and Ottoman Turks) made their...

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    Why such referendums are doomed to fail

    by Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:05am on October 12, 2017

    BREXIT, Krexit and Crexit: Britain leaves the EU, Kurdistan declares independence from Iraq, Catalonia secedes from Spain — three massive political changes either under way...