• Kurds pump oil from Kirkuk in defiance of Iraq government

    EPC | 17 Jul 2014

    The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) appears to be making a serious effort to consolidate its control of the area, which is claimed by both Erbil and Baghdad, amid increasingly loud calls for Kurdish independence.

  • Sect Supreme

    EPC | 14 Jul 2014

    The trend toward sectarianism in otherwise realist geopolitical contests commenced shortly after the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and has culminated, for now, in ISIS’ blitzkrieg

  • Can Iran’s Nuclear Capacity Be Limited?

    EPC | 19 Jun 2014

    The nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 states [United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany] have been extended through Nov. 24. They will aim to sort out technical issues