The Kurds in Iraq - Second Edition: The Past, Present and Future
- Publish Date: 2007-03-27
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Kerim Yildiz
This new edition of The Kurds in Iraq brings the book fully up to date in the light of recent events in Iraq and the ever-present danger of civil war. Kerim Yildiz explores the impact of occupation and escalating violence. there is an entirely new chapter on Kirkuk, which continues to be of major strategic interest to the various powers in the region. There is also a new chapter on insurgency and sectarianism that examines the motivations behind the insurgency, the tactics that are used, and an outline of possible ways to deal with it.
The book is a unique account of the problems that all political groups face in bringing stability to the country. It explores Kurdish links to those political groups and their role in international relations in the broader sense. It should be required reading for policymakers and anyone interested in the current position of the Kurds in Iraq.