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About Gary Kent

Gary Kent is director of Labour Friends of Iraq and of the APPG on Kurdistan. He is an honorary member of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions, deputy chair of the European Technology and Training Centre in Erbil and writes a weekly column, Window on Westminster, for the Kurdish newspaper Rudaw. He has visited Iraq and Kurdistan twenty times since 2006 and is a recipient of a Centre for Kurdish Progress award for extraordinary contribution to the Kurdish cause. He writes in a personal capacity and tweets @garykent.

Articles by Gary Kent

This week's editor


Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Jeremy Corbyn and British foreign policy

The anti-war movement, with all its errors and omissions, is central to Corbyn's popular appeal.

Without realism Labour will achieve nothing but opposition

Unromantic as it may be, without a feasible alternative to capitalism it is capitalism we have to work with. At this time, a reformed and civilised capitalism is the best Labour can do, and it is what the public want.

Prospects for a future Kurdistan

A future independent Kurdish state faces many political, economic, and administrative challenges, but its success could be a game-changer in the Middle East.

The coming Kurdish spring

British recognition of the genocide against Iraqi Kurds reinforces their significant political and economic successes of the past ten years since the 'liberation' of the Iraq war. What future lies ahead for those in neighbouring Kurdistans?

How the Commons can break the silence over Halabja

The British Parliament is set to debate the political recognition of Saddam Hussein's campaign against the Kurds as genocide. With the threat of chemical weapons in Syria a declared 'red line', the need to properly understand and account for the legacy of the largest chemical attack against a civilian population remains as pressing as ever.

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