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November 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Kurdistan: a nation in waiting

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Why the region’s long-held dream of independence remains in jeopardy

The Kurds of northern Iraq are facing Isis terror and political pressure from Baghdad. Yet, boosted by oil revenues, Iraqi Kurdistan functions as a state in all but name. Kurds are discovering how close their dream of independence may be – but also how vulnerable they are. Roula Khalaf reports from Erbil

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