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