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About Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman is an associate editor of the New Republic, where he writes regularly about intelligence and United States national security. His work has also appeared in the Washington Monthly, Salon, CQ Homeland Security, and other publications.

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Oil and 'gasolina' in Kurdistan

In one part of Iraq, the daily struggle for survival is waged against a pulsating Spanish-Jamaican musical beat celebrating the joys of – well, what, exactly? Spencer Ackerman reports from Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.
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