George1 wrote:what is the coordination level between baghdad government and Iraqi Kurdistan administration against ISIS?
Its relaxed from the iraqi side.
Kurds are fighting their own fight. They only fight isis to secure land they want for their kurdish stage. they don't involve themselves in anything for an overall anti isis campaign.
Kurdistan still has relations with isis. And isis do still use kurdistan for trade and r&r.
There are over 5000 sunni kurds in isis and towns like halabja have someone in isis from nearly every family. Therefore there is more sympathy for isis from the general populace which is more hostile to southern iraqi Arabs as result.
Southern Iraqis have finally given up their delusions about iraqi unity since last year so the push for kurdish independence is arguably stronger amongst southern Iraqis than from kurds nowadays.
Kurdish position is trying to balance against all.manner of external factors. And for them iraq is not a major factor since iraq does not oppose their independence... Iraq is just a bit bored of kurds screaming about taking independence and never going ahead with it!