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Douglas Ollivant Returns to Shed Light on Kirkuk

October 18, 2017

Episode Notes:

Douglas Ollivant returns to talk with Jason about the political and military machinations going on in Kirkuk, Iraq: Intra-Kurdish competition, the government in Baghdad asserting itself, and Shia militias all embroiled in a multi-dimensional problem. Doug gives us a rundown of what led to this, what’s going on now, and what is likely to come out of the chaos. Doug is a War on the Rocks contributor and a senior fellow at the Future of War Project at New America.