9780230603707

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230603707

  • ISBN10:

    023060370X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This is the first book to be primarily directed at analyzing the evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey. Although this solution remains cautiously fragile, it does represent a strikingly positive future that until recently seemed so bleak.

Author Biography

Michael M. Gunter is a professor of political science at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee and teaches during the summer at the International University in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of five critically praised scholarly books on the Kurdish question, the most recent being Kurdish Historical Dictionary, 2004; The Kurdish Predicament in Iraq: A Political Analysis, 1999; and The Kurds and the Future of Turkey, 1997. In addition, he is the co-editor (with Mohammed M. A. Ahmed) of The Kurdish Question and the 2003 Iraqi War, 2005; and The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism, 2007. He has also published numerous scholarly articles on the Kurds in such leading periodicals as the Middle East Journal, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Policy, Current History, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, and Orient, among others, and was a former Senior Fulbright Lecturer in International Relations in Turkey and Israel. He has been interviewed about the Kurdish question on numerous occasions by the international and national press.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Historical Overviewp. 1
The Iraqi Kurds' Federalism Imperativep. 19
The Changing Dynamics in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqp. 35
After Ocalan's Capturep. 59
Turkey's EU Promisep. 93
Taming Turkey's Deep Statep. 107
The Other Kurds in Iran and Syriap. 131
Conclusionp. 137
Notesp. 139
Select Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 171
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