Reviving UN Mediation on Iraq’s Disputed Internal Boundaries

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The fallout is settling after the Iraqi army’s seizure of territories disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdish region.

  • ICG

More conflict over these areas, particularly oil-rich Kirkuk, is predictable.

The UN should take advantage of today’s quiet to explore negotiations on the contested lands’ status.

  • What’s new? 

Following parliamentary and regional elections this year, Baghdad and Erbil are forming new governments.

This presents a fresh opportunity to settle longstanding disputes between them.

One of their principal disputes concerns the status of disputed territories, so defined in the…

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