Bordering on War

What happens when your key allies are bitter enemies?

In a region fierce with enemies, it's especially alarming when your friends start to fight. So the recent rumblings between Kurds and Turks have reminded U.S. officials that they can take nothing in Iraq for granted, especially the country's greatest success story. Seventy percent of U.S. military air cargo reaches Iraq through Turkish airspace, and over the border flow the grandfather clocks and designer clothes that make Iraqi Kurdistan feel so much more prosperous than the rest of Iraq. But from the opposite direction come the attacks by Kurdish guerrillas on Turkish soldiers. It's an escalating decades-long fight for Kurdish rights...

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