Arming the Kurds may help break up Iraq – but the alternatives are worse

The Cameron government's decision to arm Kurdish fighters brings the UK in step with the US and France in an effort to bolster Kurdistan as a bastion against the spread of a particularly murderous form of Islamic extremism and maintain a safe haven for Iraqis and Syrians forced to flee their homes by the tidal wave of violence sweeping the region.

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Aug 14, 2014
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security
Middle East