Post Tagged with: "Kurds"

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

The battle for Mosul is a proxy for a complex set of interests competing for hegemony. It is not the end, rather the beginning of the next waves of conflict Iraq faces.

Will the Battle for Mosul Change the Power of the Kurds in Iraq?

Will the Battle for Mosul Change the Power of the Kurds in Iraq?

Although Mosul has been a critical point of strategic significance, the Kurdish status in Iraq has been consolidated and Kurdish power extends beyond the fight for Mosul.

Turkey’s Borderlands, the Syrian Civil War, and the Kurds

Turkey’s Borderlands, the Syrian Civil War, and the Kurds

For countries that share a long land border and overlapping populations with similar customs, ‘spillover’ is a natural sociological corollary of transnational ties.

Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ Kurds in Syria

Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ Kurds in Syria

Under Assad, Syrian communities were often segmented based ethnicity, religion and politics. Autonomy appears to be achieving reconciliation, in spite of the ongoing war.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan’s Non-Apologies to the Armenians and Kurds

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan’s Non-Apologies to the Armenians and Kurds

The lukewarm responses of the Armenian state and Kurdish and Armenian social groups reveal that Erdoğan’s statements were merely political statements, not apologies.

What the Peculiar Case of the Kurdistan Region Can Teach Us about Sovereignty

What the Peculiar Case of the Kurdistan Region Can Teach Us about Sovereignty

Examining how the process of ‘becoming a state’ works allows analysts to better capture the complex dynamics in Iraq and the nature of sovereignty as a discourse.

Flying Blind: Why Armed Drones May Detract from Turkish Security

Flying Blind: Why Armed Drones May Detract from Turkish Security

Turkey is actively seeking to procure armed unmanned drone aircraft to combat its Kurdish insurgency. This strategy carries profound risks.

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