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Paul Iddon is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan who writes about Middle East affairs

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More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

16 November, 2017

In-depth: Peace talks between Baghdad and Erbil have broken down and experts believe this could see a return to violence, writes Paul Iddon.

'Treasonous elements colluded over Kirkuk,' says deposed Kurdish governor

13 November, 2017

Interview: Najmaldin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, speaks exclusively to The New Arab.

Iraqi Kurdish politics undergoing momentous changes

09 November, 2017

Analysis: Talabani's death and Barzani's resignation herald a new era in Kurdish politics, writes Paul Iddon.

Brexit Britain embarking on questionable Middle East deals

08 November, 2017

Analysis: Post-Brexit Britain has upped the ante when it comes to making dubious investments, particularly with arms sales and the oil trade, writes Paul Iddon.

Divisions in Kurdish ranks drag up civil-war memories

30 October, 2017

Analysis: Baghdad's recent re-taking of Kirkuk came after a deal to withdraw Kurdish fighters loyal to one political faction, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraqi-Kurds are tired of being attacked with US-made weapons

25 October, 2017

Analysis: Iraqi Kurds see the assault by Iraqi forces on Kurdish territories and Kirkuk was made possible by the use of advanced American-supplied weapons, notes Paul Iddon.

Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk

19 October, 2017

Analysis: The Kurdish political divides which led to Baghdad re-taking Kirkuk in less than a day could leave Kurdistan much more vulnerable, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraqi-Kurdistan's relationship with the US has had its ups-and-downs

16 October, 2017

Analysis: While most Iraqi Kurds have a positive perception of the US, they haven't forgotten darker moments in the relationship, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkey gearing up to destroy Al-Qaeda's offshoot in Syria

12 October, 2017

Analysis: Wresting control of Idlib province from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham would allow Turkey to effectively surround the Kurdish-held Afrin canton, writes Paul Iddon.

The significance of Jalal Talabani's death for Iraq

06 October, 2017

Analysis: The veteran Kurdish statesman may yet, even in death, bring together feuding Iraqi and regional politicians and help solve an international crisis, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkey's positioning against Syrian and Iraqi Kurds could backfire

28 September, 2017

Analysis: Having fought a Kurdish insurgency for 40 years, Erdogan's threats are understandable, but they conflate two different situations for Kurds in Iraq and in Syria, writes Paul Iddon.

Worst fears allayed as Kurdish referendum passes peacefully

26 September, 2017

Analysis: A day like no other on a day like any other.

Paul Iddon
Paul Iddon

Paul Iddon is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan who writes about Middle East affairs

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