Breaking from Baghdad

van Wilgenburg, Wladimir
November 2012
World Affairs;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p47
Academic Journal
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.


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