Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Kurdistan”

The Problem with Kurdish Independence

Kurdish independence would spark new conflicts and complicate existing ones.

Posted June 20th, 2017

Why the U.S. Shouldn’t Back Kurdish Independence

Backing a Kurdish state would be one more unnecessary headache for the U.S. that serves no discernible American interest.

Posted January 19th, 2017

Why Backing Kurdish Independence Still Doesn’t Make Sense

Carving out a new state creates a number of new problems for U.S. policy and doesn’t do much to solve existing ones.

Posted October 1st, 2015

Paul’s Odd Support for Kurdish Independence

Paul doesn’t seem to have thought through any of the implications of what Kurdish independence would mean for the countries affected by it.

Posted March 11th, 2015

Is the Idea of Scottish Independence Baffling?

Nothing could be easier to understand than for people to try getting more control over how (and by whom) they are governed.

Posted September 15th, 2014

“A More Accurate Assyria”?

Joe Klein expects a major redrawing of international borders in the Near …

Posted November 26th, 2012