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Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:34:19 GMT


Worldview: Rubin: Time for Kurdish independence?
ERBIL, Iraq - Has the time for Kurdish independence finally arrived? No other Mideast community (except Israel) has a closer relationship with the United States than the Iraqi Kurds, who have played a critical role in confronting ISIS.

Trudy Rubin has been reporting from Iraqi Kurdistan and Mosul, as the battle to liberate that city from ISIS continues.

Worldview: Rubin: After ISIS, Iran looking to deepen presence in Iraq
MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi forces helped by U.S. airpower have clawed back much of this broken city from ISIS. But as you approach East Mosul, the military checkpoints on the rutted road aren't manned by the Iraqi army. Nor are they flying the flag of Iraq.

Rubin: People of Mosul are ready to rebuild
MOSUL, Iraq - As ISIS was withdrawing from the eastern half of this city in late January, the jihadis poured gasoline around the empty wards of the Ibn Al Atheer hospital for children. Then they set the hospital alight.The staff and patients had evacuated

Worldview: Rubin: Surviving in ISIS-occupied Mosul
MOSUL, Iraq - How did people survive nearly three years of living under ISIS? That question ran through my head as I drove for two hours under gray skies from the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital of Erbil toward Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.

Worldview: Iraqi Kurds say U.S. still has a role to play
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq - There's no better place than Iraqi Kurdistan to understand the tortured relationship between Iraq and the United States, and why the two countries are still bound together.

Worldview: Rubin: In Iraq, what comes after ISIS is defeated?
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq - This most liberal of Iraqi cities, nestled in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, is a perfect place from which to ponder the impact of the upcoming military defeat of ISIS.

Worldview: Headed to Iraq to find out what lies ahead
In his State of the Union address, President Trump hardly mentioned foreign policy. But he did repeat his campaign promise to "demolish ISIS" and "extinguish [it] from the planet."

Worldview: Rubin: Who will win White House foreign-policy battle?
Much has been written about the glaring contradictions between the uber-nationalist views of President Trump and those of the foreign-policy team he has appointed.

Trudy Rubin's Worldview column does not appear today.