#20: Under Threat: an Exclusive Report from Iraqi Kurdistan

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Ahmed Ali (left) with Minister of Planning, Ali Sindi (right) in Kurdistan, Iraq.
Ahmed Ali (left) with Minister of Planning, Ali Sindi (right) in Kurdistan, Iraq.

With the war against ISIS, a worsening fiscal crisis, and the challenge of hosting 1.5 million Iraqis and Syrians displaced by ISIS militants, Cathy Otten of IRIN reports that Iraqi Kurdistan is nearing ‘the breaking point.’ To learn more, EPIC Senior Fellow Ahmed Ali joins us from Erbil in an exclusive interview with the KRG’s Minister of Planning Ali Sindi. We then turn to Joel Wing of “Musings on Iraq” for an update on the latest security and humanitarian developments in Iraq.

 

Time Index:
0:00-Introduction
10:56-Visiting Senior Fellow Ahmed Ali’s Interview with KRG Minister of Planning Ali Sindi
31:06-Afterthoughts on Interview with Erik and Ahmed
34:48-Iraq Updated with Joel Wing
50:11-Conclusion