The semiautonomous northern region of Iraq is an island of relative stability in an ocean of turmoil. If America does not support Kurdistan’s independence, we may well lose our best shot of having a desperately needed secular ally in the region. New America Foundation fellow Parag Khanna, just back from the area, reports.
Parag Khanna is a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., and author of ?The Second World,? a book about the clash between the forces of geopolitics and globalization, forthcoming from Random House.