Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq Some useful background on the creation of the modern Iraqi state, and a rare bit of
The End of Iraq? Or Not…. My thoughts on the imminent or not so imminent collapse of the Iraqi state.
The Syria Factor in Iraqi Kurdish Politics -carnegie endowment Some background on the Kurdish-Syrian-ISIS/ISIL connection.
ISIL seizes Mosul, Iraqi PM declares ‘state of emergency’ ISIL expands its power in Iraq. ISIL are fighting YPG in Iraq, apparently along with Peshmerga