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In Iraqi Kurdistan, hereditary politics come full circle

When they carved out of the Iraqi nation a breakaway state after the 1991 Gulf War, Iraqi Kurds boasted that they were going to become everything that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was not. They were a democracy, after all, amidst a neighborhood of military regimes, and an open economy shining among centralized and controlled socialist economies. […]