Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Gary Kent

A post-Daesh Marshall plan

With our support, the pro-western Kurdistan Region could be a magnet for decent, secular and progressive change in the Middle East, writes Gary Kent The Kurds in Iraq have been less visible recently but this is only a...

Hobbesian brutality in Mosul

Last week I was fifty miles from Mosul in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq where life was fairly normal and safe although its calm was occasionally pierced by the sirens of ambulances speeding wounded...

Reflections on Chilcot

After skimming the Chilcot report before its release, I found nothing had changed for anti-war campaigners shouting the same slogans outside its launch event about Bliar the war criminal, although Chilcot does not...

A domain of one’s own

Kurdistan achieved its independence last week but you may not yet have noticed it. It now has a separate domain in cyberspace – Krd. The next question is whether or when that can become a two-letter suffix with an...

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