Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Kurdish Predicament in Iraq: A Political Analysis

by Michael M. Gunter

The Kurds are a people who are scattered, have no international recognition and are still without a state. Most live in the geographical region called Kurdistan (which has no viable political entity) spread across the Middle Eastern states (Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria) and along the northern edge of the Central Asian republics of Armenia and Azerbaidzhan. However, the larger portion of the population live in eastern Turkey, north-eastern Iraq, and western Iran.

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