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The Kurdish Economy Is Tottering, but at Least They Can Still Afford Fireworks

Iraqi Kurdistan is stuck between a deadlock in Baghdad and a ballooning debt – but restaurants and hotels are packed and New Year’s celebrations were nothing less than spectacular

Zvi Bar'el
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The citadel of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, during New Year's eve celebrations, December 31, 2019
The citadel of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, during New Year's eve celebrations, December 31, 2019Credit: AFP
Zvi Bar'el

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