Kurds


How the US did Iran a favour in the Middle East

Kurdish aspirations for independence in Iraq faced the obstinate resistance of both regional and international actors which favoured the territorial integrity of Iraq. The rationale for their…


Iraqi Kurds back away from independence bid

(CNN)The government of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region has taken another step back from its failed bid for independence, accepting a national court ruling that its…


Why Kurds deserve independence

Kurdish people in Iraqi Kurdistan, or South Kurdistan, revolted against the Iraqi government and gained semi-autonomy in 1991. After Saddam Hussein’s regime fell in 2003,…