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Intimidation Increases in Iraqi Kurdistan

Intimidation is increasing in Iraqi Kurdistan ahead of the provincial elections there, according to Kurdish figures and independent newspapers in Iraqi Kurdistan. 

The elections themselves have been set up by the two dominant political parties to be more opaque and less democratic than the elections held in the rest of Iraq.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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