On the sunni side
US policies in Iraq lie in ruins, and with the country gripped by sectarian strife and the government in deadlock, the Kurds are pushing for independence. But will the international community recognise its referendum or criticise it like Crimea’s? And what are the parallels between US policy towards federalisation in Ukraine and Iraq? Oksana is joined by Brendan O’Leary, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, to explore these issues.