The Iraqi parliament’s 21 September vote to remove Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari from office underlined the fractious state of Kurdish politics (MEES, 23 September). Mr Zebari belongs to the semi-autnomous Kurdistan region’s dominant party, President Masoud Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

It is no coincidence that Mr Barzani made his first visit to Baghdad in three years shortly afterwards, where he held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-‘Abadi....