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The Kurdish policy imperative

Kurdish politics may no longer be dismissed as the isolated grumblings of tribal militias or leftist insurgents. Events in the past 40 years have transformed the profile and potency of the Kurds, whose influence is critical to the future of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Kurdish social and political dynamism affects these key states to the extent that managing the 'rise of Kurdistan' has become an enduring feature, of Middle East politics
Print Book, English, 2010
Distributed worldwide by the Brookings Institution, London, 2010