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The Kurdish Question in U.S. Foreign Policy A Documentary Sourcebook (Documentary Reference Collections) by Lokman I. Meho

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Published by Praeger Publishers .
Written in English


  • Comparative law,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Science / International Relations,
  • Government - Comparative,
  • 20th century,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Government policy,
  • History,
  • Iraq,
  • Kurds,
  • Middle East,
  • Sources,
  • Turkey,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages720
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9638884M
ISBN 100313314357
ISBN 109780313314353

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It not only reproduces the full text of over of the most important U.S. government documents dealing with the Kurdish question, but also provides both a guide to U.S. government sources for Read more. Barkey and Fuller suggest a solution to the wrenching question of Turkey's Kurds, who now constitute an estimated 20 percent of the population. Since , the leftist Kurdish Workers Party (pkk) has resisted Turkish rule in the underdeveloped southeast, the traditional heartland of Turkey's Kurds -- even though the majority of them now lives in other parts of the country. Military efforts to Author: L. Carl Brown. The first ever sourcebook on U.S.-Kurdish relations, The Kurdish Question in U.S. Foreign Policy is a unique and timely work. It not only reproduces the full text of over of the most important U.S. government documents dealing with the Kurdish question, but also provides both a guide to U.S. government sources for locating subsequently published materials and an annotated list of over Difficult as it is to find the facts on the aims, tactics and personalities of the Kurdish national movement in the on-again off-again struggle with successive governments in Iraq, Ghareeb has set a high standard in the thoroughness and objectivity of his effort. He takes the story to a logical stopping point, Iraq's deal with the Shah and the mopping-up operations of , though of course.

a long familiarity with Turkey. It is a policy book since the mass of infor-mation and analysis is directly geared to finding a better approach to the issue. Unfortunately, no good statistical basis exists for analyzing Kurdish matters, or for generalizing about the views of Turkey’s far-flung Kurdish populations. Numerous recent studies have analyzed various aspects of the Kurdish question. The two under review offer different approaches toward understanding the problem. Both examine the central questions of why there is no independent Kurdish state and why Turkey does not recognize a Kurdish ethnic identity. The Kurdistan National Congress (Kurdish: Kongreya Neteweyî ya Kurdistanê, KNC or KNK) is a multi-national platform of kurdish groups and parties of all tendencies, which aims to Independence of Kurdistan. It was founded on 14 April on the initiative of the Kurdistan Workers' Party. Oct 01,  · Public Perception of the Kurdish Question” is based on a Turkey-wide survey conducted by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) and Pollmark. The main objective of this large-scale survey was to map public perceptions of the Kurdish question and the government’s intensively debated Democratization Initiative or in other words, Kurdish Initiative. This report.

United States foreign policy can no longer ignore the Kurdish question as it applies to the Middle East and to U.S. creditability on the world stage. This paper analyzes U.S. policy towards the. Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian civil war may be seen almost exclusively in terms of the Kurdish issue. Thus, U.S. support for the Kurdish-led Syrian militias has been a major source of tension with Turkey. Rising nationalism heightens these tensions and ensures that the Kurdish issue will remain paramount to Turkish foreign policy. Abstract Current politics in Turkey proves that the roots of the Kurdish question have to be taken under strict examination in order to diagnose the problem so that a permanent solution might be found. Relations of Kurdistan Region of Iraq with foreign states and organizations are conducted by the Kurdistan tomsseweranddrainserviceoh.comcal stability and a rapidly developing economy have given the KRG the opportunity to pursue a foreign policy independent from the central government' KRG's primary body for directing its foreign affairs is the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR).