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  • Capital:Baghdad
  • Population:33.42 million (World Bank, 2013)
  • Languages:Arabic (official), Kurdish (official), Turkmen (a Turkish dialect), and Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic)
  • Head of State:Fuad Masum

US pot calls Russian kettle black

When America accuses Moscow of inference in polls, it should remember that Washington had made 81 attempts to influence foreign elections between 1946 and 2000, including Russia’s ....

The importance of civil discourse

It is vital to focus on changing the way Americans debate and challenging those who use personal attacks, harsh tactics, or vulgar language to stifle opposing points of view....

Barzani’s leadership on the line

The future of any Kurdish state will not be necessarily defined by the size of its geographical borders, but by what political values this state will be founded upon....