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Reporter, Kidnapped in Iraqi Kurdistan, Killed

Bad news. At the very least, the kidnapping and murder of a journalist from Erbil’s Salahuddin University sends a chilling signal about press freedom. And, if Kurdish security forces deny responsibility, then we are in a situation where terrorists have been able to outwit Kurdish security. Certainly, the investment community should be paying very close attention to this case.

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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