The Corner

Iraqi Kurdistan Press Crackdown Continies

The Kurdistan Regional Government may spend hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on Inside-the-Beltway lobbyists, but no amount of public relations is going to make Iraqi Kurdistan become as democratic, safe, and stable a region as some claim so long as arbitrary detention of independent journalists and civil society continues. Background here.

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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