TITLE

Breaking from Baghdad

AUTHOR(S)
van Wilgenburg, Wladimir
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
World Affairs;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the volatile nature of the relationship between the semiautonomous Kurdish minority population and the central government under Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki in Iraq. Topics include the history of the Kurdish people's struggles for a unified nation state from the time of the initial Arab conquest of Mesopotamia through World War I, the establishment of a Kurdish government in the areas of Erbil, Suleimaniyah, and Duhok in the aftermath of the Gulf War, and the complications that the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 imposed on the Kurdish Regional Government's attempted economic and international trade developments.
ACCESSION #
83556636

 

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