Turkey and Iraq Tread Carefully in Kurdistan

They can't ignore each other, but neither can they do what they need to effectively counter the other.

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Last week, a Turkish drone strike allegedly targeting a convoy of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, an insurgent group based in northern Iraq and Turkey, killed two high-ranking Iraqi border battalion commanders, creating a new row between Ankara and Baghdad. Within hours of the attack, the Iraqi government canceled a meeting with Turkey’s Defense […]

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Caroline Rose has a Masters of Science (MSc) in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Just before joining GPF she served as a Research Associate for LSE’s International Drug Policy Unit (IDPU), where she researched the nexus between illicit economies and armed insurgencies. She earned her undergraduate degree from American University's School of International Service and has worked previously at both Brookings Institute and the Atlantic Council. Her studies and projects at these institutions covered a range of topics, from Russian and Chinese cyber warfare, evolving American interest within a changing international order, and grand security strategies against state-led revisionism in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific. Throughout she's written for a diverse array of publications including Limes in Italy.