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Kurdistan Political Stalemate Adding to Regional Woes

A bitter political spat in the northern Iraqi area of Kurdistan over how the regional president should be elected and what powers the office should have is threatening to add to the region’s instability. The fight comes as Kurdistan is facing a number of other crises, including trying to maintain a 1,500-kilometer border against Islamic State extremists, a crippling dispute with Baghdad over money, and a severe economic downturn. U.S. and British representatives have attended meetings...

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