Al-Monitor quotes Eurasia Center Deputy Director David Koranyi on the challenges facing Iraqi Kurds as the crisis in Iraq persists:

While he insisted that the two paths were not contradictory, David Koranyi, an expert on the Kurds at the Atlantic Council, told Al-Monitor, “It is hard to see a benign scenario emerging in Iraq that would prevent the Kurds from leaving Iraq. … The dilemma for the KRG is more about timing and how to go about it while preserving good relations with the United States and Turkey. The latter seems more amenable to an independent Kurdistan than the former, a remarkable shift from the past.”

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