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Joe Sestak Answers Our Foreign Policy Questions | The Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-07-31 07:26
The Democratic Candidates on Saudi Arabia | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-07-31 03:15
Report exposed relations between Turkey and the Islamic StateANF - 2019-07-27 09:00
The Rojava Center for Strategic Studies (NRLS) published a detailed report on the foreign relations of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization and the Turkish state. ...
The unacknowledged costs of the EU’s migration policy in Libya | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-07-25 20:09
Top Dems On Senate Foreign Relations Panel Urge Trump To Sanction Turkey Over S-400 Buy - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-07-24 06:15
Safeen Dizayee takes office as the New Head of KRG Department of Foreign RelationsKRG-Spain - 2019-07-24 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – In a meeting with the senior Kurdistan Regional Government officials at the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Sunday 21 July, Minister Safeen Dizayee assumed office as the new Head of the KRG Department o ...
Former government spokesman tapped as KRG foreign relations headAl Monitor - 2019-07-22 23:37
Safeen Dizayee new head of Kurdistan Region foreign relationsRûdaw - 2019-07-22 08:26
New head of KRG Foreign Relations Department takes officeKurdistan24 - 2019-07-21 20:47
New head of Iraqi Kurdistan’s foreign relations Safeen Dizayee takes officeE-Kurd - 2019-07-21 20:02
Falah Mustafa Bakir steps down as head of Iraqi Kurdistan’s foreign relations HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Current Chief of Staff to Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister and KRG spokesperson Safeen Dizayee officially took office as the new head of t ...
Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill - ReutersReuters - 2019-07-11 03:28
What will the Istanbul election change? | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-06-29 06:15
Istanbul’s Election: What Does Erdogan’s Loss Mean for Turkey? | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-06-27 12:18
Will Gulf Nations Tip the Balance in Sudan Crisis? | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-06-21 08:25
An Assessment of Russia’s Military Presence in Latin AmericaForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-18 18:53
The domestic and foreign relations of Latin American countries often do not garner much attention from the U.S. government or media until an exceptionally noticeable crisis occurs. As a result, the Russian Federation’s growing presence in this region has ...
Autonomous Administration hands over 5 minors to NorwayANF - 2019-06-03 16:48
The Autonomous Administration Foreign Relations Bureau handed over 5 children to Norwegian government authorities. ...
Foreign diplomats wish Nechirvan Barzani success as president of Kurdistan RegionRûdaw - 2019-05-28 19:35
“Our relations won’t change … as long as we can together, France and Kurdistan ...
Senate panel rejects requirement for Iran war sign-offWaar Media - 2019-05-23 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK The Senate Foreign Relations Committee rejected Wednesday a Democratic action seeking to require congressional sign-off on any prospective war with Iran. The 13-9 vote saw all Republicans, except Senator Rand Paul, stand in opposition to the a ...
Foreign Relations senators demand Iran briefing | TheHillThehill - 2019-05-19 06:12
The battle of Istanbul will shape Turkey’s future | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-05-14 01:02
Framing Turkey’s Financial Vulnerabilites: Some Rhymes with the Asian Crisis, but Not a Repeat | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-05-02 13:58
Kurdistan PM, Turkish FM Favor Greater Trade, Closer TiesBAS News - 2019-04-29 14:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday in Erbil where they reviewed bilateral relations as well as future cooperations to foster ties. Cavusoglu arrived in Erbil overnigh ...
Nechirvan Barzani Meets Mevlut Cavusoglu TodayWaar Media - 2019-04-29 14:29
WAAR_DUHOK Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani; they discussed the relations between Kurdistan and Turkey. Mevlut Cavusoglu held several meeting with Kurdish leaders; he met PM Nechirvan Barzani and th ...
Iraq Committed to Counter-terror Bilateral Ties with Turkey: FMBAS News - 2019-04-28 22:07
ERBIL - Iraqi Foreign Minister has reiterated his country's commitment to the counter-terrorism bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey. Mohammed Ali al-Hakim made the comments at a joint press conference after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart ...
Turkey to restore relations with Erbil ahead of Cavusoglu visit: business leadersRûdaw - 2019-04-23 01:07
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will reportedly visit Erbil next week ...
The Rise of South Korea’s Defense Industry and Its Impact on South Korean Foreign RelationsForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-22 19:41
South Korean foreign policy has understandably been focused on deterring acts of aggression by North Korea for the last 66 years. After all, the two Korean neighbors are technically still at war, though an armistice halted the major fighting between them ...
Occupational hazards: The Russian military in Crimea | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-04-18 00:13
Open Letter to UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy HuntKurdistantribune - 2019-04-16 06:15
Dear Foreign Secretary, We write to express our deep concern over the UK government’s position in its relations with Turkey as the human rights situation inside the country continues to deteriorate rapidly. In particular, we seek to urgently draw your att ...
Czech Republic Wishes Tto Ggrant Visas To Traders And StudentsWaar Media - 2019-04-15 18:22
WAAR_DUHOK Nechirvan Barzani meet the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, they discussed the desire of Kurdistan to strengthen the relations with the Czech Republic. During a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Martin Sm ...
China’s Crackdown on Uighurs in Xinjiang | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-04-12 23:07
The Taiwan Relations Act at 40: Political Entrenchment of Foreign Policy through LawForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-09 06:20
Although the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and the policies it declares and underpins consistently offend China, the TRA has been a durable and fundamental pillar of Taiwan’s security for 40 years. It has helped foster stability in U.S. policy toward Taiwan ...
Can the Taiwan Relations Act Thrive in an Era of America First?Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-09 06:20
The Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) is rightly lauded as one of the most durable and effective laws governing foreign policy in U.S. history. For 40 years, the TRA has helped stabilize Washington’s relations with Taiwan and with the People’s Republic of China ...
Erdogan Is Weak. And Invincible. | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-04-08 16:09
US to Designate Iran’s IRGC as “Terrorist Organization”BAS News - 2019-04-07 11:09
ERBIL — The United States is expected to list Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization, Reuters cited three US officials. The relations between Washington and Tehran have further deteriorated since the fo ...
The EU, China, and human rights in Xinjiang: Time for a new approach | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-04-04 12:39
Head of DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa to join Diplomatic Corps in the 31st commemoration of chemical attack on HalabjaKRG-Spain - 2019-03-19 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa along with the head of foreign missions in the Kurdistan Region participated in the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the chemical att ...
Autonomous Administration handed over 5 French childrenANF - 2019-03-16 11:26
Northern and Eastern Syria Autonomous Administration Foreign Relations Bureau handed over 5 children of French citizen ISIS members to a French Foreign Ministry committee in coordination with French officials. ...
When Iran goes to Iraq: The significance of Rouhani’s trip | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-03-15 08:40
400 American Troops Can’t Do Anything | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-03-14 20:56
Kurdistan Seeks Good Relations with Neighbors: PMBAS News - 2019-03-14 14:00
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region seeks to promote good relations with neighboring countries, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said on Thursday. He received a Turkish delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sedat Onal to review the relations betw ...
From myth to reality: How to understand Turkey’s role in the Western Balkans | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-03-14 06:23
The price of disengagement: Syria and the Brussels III conference | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-03-12 19:04
The Taiwan Relations Act at 40: An Enduring Framework for U.S.-Taiwan RelationsForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-03-09 00:38
For four decades, the Taiwan Relations Act has been a foundation of U.S. policy toward Taiwan and cross-Strait relations. Adopted […] ...
Head of DFR meets Deputy National Security Advisor at White HouseKRG-Spain - 2019-03-07 00:01
Washington, DC, USA (us.gov.krd) – Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations, met with Deputy National Security Advisor Dr. Charles Kupperman, rounding out a week-long visit to Washington to me ...
"The danger will grow unless states take back ISIS members"ANF - 2019-02-28 15:31
Northern and Eastern Syrian Democratic Autonomous Administration Foreign Relations Council Co-chair Dr. Abdulkerim Omer said states should take back their ISIS member citizens who are currently in custody, and added: “Otherwise, the danger will grow.” ...
Agriculture and Food Conference held between the Kurdistan Region and the NetherlandsKRG-Spain - 2019-02-26 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa participated in conference discussions of cooperation between the Kurdistan Region and Netherlands ...
Europe should do better on Venezuela | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-02-23 16:31
DFR Minister receives the Spanish Ambassador to Iraq to discuss recent political developments and issues of common interestKRG-Spain - 2019-02-13 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa met with the Ambassador of Spain to Iraq, Juan José Escobar Stemmann and his accompanying delegation on 9 February 2019. Minister Mustafa ...
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017 | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-02-10 00:53
Turkish deputy foreign minister to speak at Washington U.S.-Turkey relations conference | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-05 03:53
Trouble on the tracks: Averting the Turkey-EU ‘train wreck’ | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-02-04 17:57
Global Conflict This Week: Reports of Progress on Afghan Peace Framework | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-02-02 08:00
Cyber Week in Review: February 1, 2019 | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-02-02 06:11
What Europe should do about Syria | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-01-28 14:58
Missile Strikes Are Not a Syria Strategy | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-27 14:25
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2018 | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-25 04:00
The Geopolitical Flash Points of 2019 | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-22 17:53
Why Does Everyone Hate Made in China 2025? | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-22 02:55
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-21 03:10
The End of a “Strategic” Relationship? How American-Turkish Relations Hit Historic Lows - Foreign Policy Research InstituteFPRI - 2019-01-20 21:54
Can the United States Broker Peace Between Iraq and the Kurds? | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-17 10:50
Prime Minister Barzani meets visiting Iranian Minister of Foreign AffairsKRG-Spain - 2019-01-17 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif and his accompanying delegation. The relations of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq with Isl ...
New Foreign Relations chair talks about Donald Trump, global hotspotsUsatoday - 2019-01-16 22:10
We wanted Turkey to be a partner. It was never going to work. | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-16 18:11
See How Much You Know About the Kurds | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-15 20:38
Iranian FM meets Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour BarzaniWaar Media - 2019-01-15 16:24
Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif; discussing the relations between the Tehran and Erbil and the situation in the region. Masrour Barzani and Javad Zarif emphasized the historic relat ...
Shaping Europe’s Present and Future | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-01-11 16:38
The Top Conflicts to Watch in 2019: Syria | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-11 02:14
Iran Foreign Minister to visit Kurdistan RegionWaar Media - 2019-01-06 19:01
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to visit Iraq and Kurdistan Region. “Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accompanied by a high economic delegation will visit India, and in order to improve economic relations with neighboring ...
Top ten foreign policy trends in 2019 | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2019-01-03 09:46
The World in 2019: A Conversation with CFR's National Intelligence Fellow | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-01-03 02:46
PYD’s Muslim evaluates 2018 for North and East SyriaANF - 2018-12-31 14:02
Salih Muslim, Head of Foreign Relations for the PYD evaluated the diplomatic efforts of 2018 in North and East Syria and said, the New Year’s diplomacy will be conducted based on resolving Syrian crisis and the liberation of Afrin. ...
Views from the capitals: What to do about Turkey? | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2018-12-24 01:23
The Case for Reshaping U.S.-Turkey Relations | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2018-12-23 17:12
Syria’s Changing Power Grid: What Turkey Wants | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2018-12-21 22:14
2018: Fear and doom in times of plenty | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2018-12-21 19:31
Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2018-12-20 09:32
Trump’s Syria Policy Isn’t Retrenchment. It’s Pandering. | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2018-12-20 02:13
"Turkey’s ‘Union and Progress’ mentality poses a serious threat"ANF - 2018-12-17 13:49
PYD Foreign Relations Officer Salih Muslim pointed out that the Turkish state has updated the Union and Progress mentality and now poses a serious threat against both Kurds and the Middle East. ...
Are Conditions Ripening for Iraqi Kurdish State? | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2018-12-14 19:50
Turkey’s constitutional referendum: What you need to know | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2018-12-06 06:23
Kurdistan PM, French Diplomats Discuss Iraqi, Kurdistan PoliticsBAS News - 2018-11-25 18:18
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Sunday a high-level French delegation headed by Marielle de Sarnez, Chairman of the Foreign Relations and Defense Committee of the French Parliament, for talks on the latest political and security ...
Iraqi PM to Visit Russia SoonBAS News - 2018-11-20 23:05
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has been invited by Russia to visit Moscow in the near future to further strengthen the relations between the sides. Abdul-Mahdi received on Tuesday the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representa ...
Relation’s Office Holds a Meeting in Mahmudli TownSDF Press - 2018-11-16 17:40
Tabqa – Public relations office of SDF held a meeting in Mahmudli town and neighboring villages, to explain the political situation and the latest circulation of the media agendas and foreign terrorists, including the Syrian regime and developments in nor ...
Turkey-U.S. relations: Trump strengthened in foreign affairs after U.S. mid-terms | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-11-09 16:31
Kurdistan FM Condemns Deadly Attacks in BaghdadBAS News - 2018-11-05 10:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Head of Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa, decried the Sunday attacks in Iraq’s capital that killed several people and left dozens wounded. “I strongly condemn the despicable bombings in Baghdad late last night whi ...
On the Mend?: Sino-Japanese RelationsForeign Policy Research Institute - 2018-10-17 15:48
At first glance, one could imagine that China and Japan are getting ready to thaw the decade-long chill in their relationship. Diplomats from both countries have been busily preparing for a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime ...
Erdogan, Saudi king discuss case of missing journalist: Turkish presidencyRûdaw - 2018-10-14 23:34
The Saudi foreign ministry said Salman affirmed his country’s “solid” relations with Turkey ...
Turkish FM arrives Baghdad and meets Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul MahdiWaar Media - 2018-10-11 19:20
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi. WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on Thursday with the incoming Iraqi Prime Minister to discuss the prospects in the relations between ...
Turkish Foreign Minister Meets with Incoming Iraqi PMBAS News - 2018-10-11 16:25
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on Thursday with the incoming Iraqi Prime Minister to discuss the prospects in the relations between Ankara and Baghdad. According to Iraqi media reports, Cavusoglu has assured the Iraqi official of t ...
Macedonia’s looming war of interpretations | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2018-09-28 12:59
Germany Willing To Continue Strengthening Relations With Turkey - Foreign Minister - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2018-09-05 13:42
Strongmen Die, but Authoritarianism Is Forever | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2018-08-16 06:25
Kurdish leader reveals details of first meeting with Syrian governmentKurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 14:01
Salih Muslim, former co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), currently a top official in Rojava Foreign Relations Body, speaks to Kurdistan24 from the Syrian predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishlo, Rojava, Syria, July ...
News & Press ReleasesKRG - Foreign Relations - 2018-08-03 20:16
The priest, the banker, and the irresistible drama in Turkish-US relations | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2018-08-02 17:07
Macron's European ambition begins in the Balkans | European Council on Foreign RelationsECFR - 2018-07-03 19:00
Turkey’s Presidential and Parliamentary Elections | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2018-06-29 00:45
YPG Responds to Assad’s Threats on Use of ForceBAS News - 2018-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - Head of Jazira Foreign Relations Commission of Syrian Kurdistan, Abdulkarim Omar replied to the country's President Bashar al-Assad's threats, saying that the Kurdish forces won't withdraw from North of Syria by military means, but they are ready ...