Kawa Hassan Talks Kurdistan Referendum

Media Coverage | September 25, 2017

Kawa Hassan, who leads the institute's Middle East and North Africa Program, said in Bloomberg that the Iraqi Kurds should have held formal talks instead of holding a referendum on September 25.

“The risk of confrontation is big, and nobody will benefit from a new round of war,” he said.

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In an interview with Christian Science Monitor, Hassan said that holding the vote amid heightened internal, regional, and international opposition would fragment and weaken the Kurdish position.

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