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Kurds Ascending The Evolving Solution to the Kurdish Problem in Iraq and Turkey

ISBN-10: 0230112870

ISBN-13: 9780230112872

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Michael M. Gunter, David Romano

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For the first time in their modern history, the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey at least are cautiously ascending. This is because of two major reasons. (1) In northern Iraq the two U.S. Wars against Saddam Hussein have had the fortuitous side effect of helping to create a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) . The KRG has become an island of democratic stability, peace, and burgeoning economic progress, as well as an autonomous part of a projected federal, democratic, post-Saddam-Hussein Iraq. If such an Iraq proves impossible to construct, as it well may, the KRG is positioned to become independent. Either way, the evolution of a solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq is clear. (2) Furthermore, Turkey's successful EU candidacy would have the additional fortuitous side effect of granting that country's ethnic Kurds their full democratic rights that have hitherto been denied. Although this evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey remains cautiously fragile and would not apply to the Kurds in Iran and Syria because they have not experienced the recent developments their co-nationals in Iraq and Turkey have, it does represent a strikingly positive future that until recently seemed so bleak.
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Book details

List price: $41.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 179
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

David Romano is Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics at Missouri State University, USA.

Foreword
Introduction
List of Abbreviations
Historical Overview
The Iraqi Kurds' Federalism Imperative
The Changing Dynamics in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq
After Ocalan's Capture
Turkey's EU Promise
Taming Turkey's Deep State
The Other Kurds in Iran and Syria
The KRG's Delicate Balance
Turkey's Kurdish Initiative
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index