The Plight of the Iraqi Kurds Poses a Difficult U.S. Foreign Policy Challenge

Cigarettes market are seen in the town of Zakho, Iraq October 11, 2017. Picture taken October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Despite good intentions, the United States should not pursue high-minded objectives that are peripheral to national security.

John Glaser is the director of foreign policy studies, and Christopher Preble is the vice president for defense and foreign policy studies, at the Cato Institute.

Image: Cigarettes market are seen in the town of Zakho, Iraq October 11, 2017. Picture taken October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

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