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Gunter, Michael M.

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Works: 46 works in 213 publications in 1 language and 6,773 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wpr
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Most widely held works by Michael M Gunter
Historical dictionary of the Kurds by Michael M Gunter( )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Historical Dictionary of the Kurds covers the largest nation in the world without its own independent state. Scholars, government officials who deal with the Middle East and the Kurds, the media, and general readers will find this reference an accessible historical account of a group of people who are becoming increasingly important for the future of the strategic Middle East. Maps, a chronology, an introductory essay, a dictionary containing several hundred entries on various aspects of the Kurdish experience and an extensive bibliography comprise this volume."--Jacket
"Pursuing the just cause of their people" : a study of contemporary Armenian terrorism by Michael M Gunter( )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kurds ascending : the evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey by Michael M Gunter( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time in their modern history, the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey at least are cautiously ascending. This is because of two major reasons. (1) In northern Iraq the two U.S. wars against Saddam Hussein have had the fortuitous side effect of helping to create a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The KRG has become an island of democratic stability, peace, and burgeoning economic progress, as well as an autonomous part of a projected federal, democratic, post-Saddam-Hussein Iraq. If such an Iraq proves impossible to construct, as it well may, the KRG is positioned to become independent. Either way, the evolution of a solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq is clear. (2) Furthermore, Turkey's successful EU candidacy would have the additional fortuitous side effect of granting that country's ethnic Kurds their full democratic rights that have hitherto been denied. Although this evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey remains cautiously fragile and would not apply to the Kurds in Iran and Syria because they have not experienced the recent developments their co-nationals in Iraq and Turkey have, it does represent a strikingly positive future that until recently seemed so bleak."--Book cover
The Kurds of Iraq : tragedy and hope by Michael M Gunter( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of World War I marked the collapse of Ottoman power and the decision by Britain to carve out the new, artificial state of Iraq from part of the Empire's ruins. The Kurds who found themselves within Iraq have been in an almost permanent state of revolt ever since. For its part, the Iraqi government has always feared Kurdish separatism not only for itself but because of the precedent it would set for the Shiites, some 55 percent of the population, and thus the very future of the Iraqi state. This book briefly reviews the background of the Kurdish national movement in Iraq, and then devotes the bulk of its analysis to the uprising which followed the 1991 Gulf War, the subsequent negotiations, U.N. peacekeeping operation, and creation of a de facto Kurdish state, as well as the vitally important policies of Turkey. The analysis concludes that, despite many remaining difficulties, there is now reason to hope that the long nightmare of the Kurds in Iraq might perhaps be nearing an end
The Kurds and the future of Turkey by Michael M Gunter( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He focuses on the PKK and its longtime leader, traces the Kurdish struggle as it has developed in Turkey since the publication of his last work, and looks at the roles of Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Western Europe. He concludes by looking at the future of the country and offers a solution that will allow the country to remain whole. Informed by extensive research done in Turkey up to and during the time that the U.S. State Department temporarily banned U.S. citizens' travel to the southeast section of that country, Gunter's masterly analysis and proffered solution is necessary reading for anyone interested in Turkey and its troubling problem
The Kurdish predicament in Iraq : a political analysis by Michael M Gunter( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kurdish Predicament in Iraq is a political analysis of events in Iraq since 1992, based on the author's extensive travels in Kurdistan and interviews with Kurds who participated in the government. The book examines the personalities of Barzani and Talabani, the Iraqi opposition to Saddam, in which the Kurds were a leading force, the continuing Iraqi Kurdistan civil war that began in May 1994, and the resulting power vacuum in Iraqi Kurdistan. Gunter provides an objective analysis, with the hope that it will lead to a better understanding of both the continuing tragedy in Iraqi Kurdistan and the chances that exist for renewed hope
The Kurds in Turkey : a political dilemma by Michael M Gunter( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of nowhere : the Kurds of Syria in peace and war by Michael M Gunter( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In mid 2012 the previously almost forgotten Syrian Kurds suddenly emerged as a potential game-changer in the country's civil war when, in an attempt to consolidate its increasingly desperate position, the Assad government abruptly withdrew its troops from the major Kurdish areas in Syria. The Kurds in Syria had suddenly won autonomy, a situation that has huge implications for neighboring Turkey and the near-independent Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq. Indeed, their precipitous rise may prove a tipping-point that alters the boundaries imposed on the Middle East by the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. These important events and what they portend for the future are scrutinised by the renowned scholar of the Kurds, Michael Gunter. He also analyses the sudden rise of Salih Muslim and his Democratic Union Party (PYD)-which was created by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and remains affiliated to it-and the extremely complex and deadly fighting between factions of the Syrian Opposition affiliated with al-Qaeda, such as the Jabhat al-Nusra jihadists and the PYD, among others
The Kurdish question and the 2003 Iraqi war( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 2003 Iraqi war has heightened Kurdish nationalism not only in Iraqi Kurdistan, but also in Turkey, Iran, and Syria. Having enjoyed 13 years of self-government in the safe haven zone, which was created and protected by the United States, the Iraqi Kurds have embarked on an ambitious campaign to consolidate their political and economic gains." "The Kurdish campaign has faced stiff opposition from their neighbors to their demand for the creation of a federal, democratic, and secular system of government in Iraq. While the Arab opposition inside Iraq is fearful that the introduction of such a system might lead to the disintegration of the country, the neighboring countries claim that granting the Kurds greater freedom in Iraq will incite their own Kurdish populations to demand the same. This book presents a balanced analysis of the pros and cons regarding the Kurdish demands."--Jacket
Armenian history and the question of genocide by Michael M Gunter( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the Turkish position regarding the Armenian claims of genocide during World War I and the continuing debate over this issue. The author illustrates that although genocide is a useful concept to describe such evil events as the Jewish Holocaust in World War II and Rwanda in the 1990s, the term has also been overused, misused, and therefore trivialized by many different groups seeking to demonize their antagonists and win sympathetic approbation for them. This book includes the Armenians in this category because, although as many as 600,000 of them died during World War I, it was neither a premeditated policy perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish government nor an event unilaterally implemented without cause. Of course, in no way does this excuse the horrible excesses that were committed. To illustrate this point, this book uses the recent work of the noted French scholar Jacques Semelin, and such long-suppressed Armenian personalities as Hovhannes Katchaznouni (the first prime minister of Armenia after WWI) and K.S. Papazian (an historian), among others. This book also illustrates how today Armenians have sought to politicize and legislate their version of history in parliamentary and other governmental bodies around the world, damning their opponents as genocide deniers and perpetrators of hate speech. The case of the renowned scholar Bernard Lewis is a prime example of this Armenian misuse and distortion of their politicized version of history. This book also analyzes the hypermobilized Armenian lobbying tactics that have achieved considerable success in politicizing their version of history. Among many other issues, this book also analyzes the recent "soccer diplomacy" between Turkey and Armenia, which has led to their signing treaties that will establish diplomatic relations between them and an historical commission to analyze their different versions of history"--Publisher
The Kurds : a modern history by Michael M Gunter( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Kurdish experience from the early twentieth century to today's conflicts with ISIS and the regional governments. --From publisher description
The A to Z of the Kurds by Michael M Gunter( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The A to Z of the Kurds covers the largest nation on Earth that does not have its own independent state. Scholars, government officials who are dealing with the Middle East and the Kurds, the news media, as well as the general reader will find this an accessible historical account about a people who are becoming increasingly important for the future of the geostrategic Middle East. Maps, a chronology of Kurdish history, an introductory essay on the Kurds, a dictionary containing several hundred entries on various aspects of the Kurdish experience, and an extensive bibliography comprise this volume."--BOOK JACKET
The Kurdish question and international law : an analysis of the legal rights of the Kurdish people( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work is based on an expert group meeting, 19-20 November, 1999, Virginia."
The evolution of Kurdish nationalism( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transnational Armenian activism by Michael M Gunter( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kurdish spring : geopolitical changes and the Kurds( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurdish Issues : Essays in Honor of Robert W. Olson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 13 essays, written by a group of distinguished scholars, on the most important issues facing the Kurds today. Subjects covered include politics, economics, ISIS, and number of issues that will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, and the intelligent lay public. Moreover, in delving into the nuances of such themes as ethno-nationalist origins, self-determination, US-KRG relations, democratic autonomy, ISIS, Kobane, the Kurdish Diaspora, Ataturk and Bourguiba, among others, these essays will definitely stand the test of time
Historical dictionary of the Kurds by Michael M Gunter( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge handbook on the Kurds( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an estimated population of over 30 million, the Kurds are the largest stateless nation in the world. They are becoming increasingly important within regional and international geopolitics, particularly since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring and the war in Syria. This multidisciplinary Handbook provides a definitive overview of a range of themes within Kurdish studies. Topics covered include: - Kurdish Studies in the United States and Europe - Early Kurdish History - Kurdish Culture, Literature and Cinema - Economic Dimensions - Religion - Geography and Travel - Kurdish Women - The Kurdish situation in Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran - The Kurdish Diaspora With a wide range of contributions from many of the leading academic experts, this Handbook will be a vital resource for students and scholars of Kurdish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies
Kurdish exodus : from internal displacement to diaspora( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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"Pursuing the just cause of their people" : a study of contemporary Armenian terrorismThe Kurds ascending : the evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and TurkeyThe Kurds and the future of TurkeyThe Kurdish predicament in Iraq : a political analysisThe Kurdish question and the 2003 Iraqi warArmenian history and the question of genocideThe A to Z of the KurdsThe evolution of Kurdish nationalismHistorical dictionary of the Kurds
Alternative Names
Gunter, M. M.

Gunter, Michael

Gunter, Michael 1943-

Gunter, Michael M.

Michael Gunter

Michael M. Gunter Amerikaans politicoloog

Michael M. Gunter US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

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English (183)