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The Kurdish Referendum and the Possibility of Secession: A US Choice

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, International Law, International Security  /  Comments Off on The Kurdish Referendum and the Possibility of Secession: A US Choice

By: Rachel Bauer In a referendum on September 25, 2017, approximately 92% of the 3.3 million Kurds and non-Kurds in northern Iraq voted to back secession. The Kurds have been semi-autonomous since the end of the Gulf War in 1991; however, they remain officially part of Iraq, and as such cannot act entirely independently. This […]

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Turkish Plan Offers Hope of Resolving PKK Conflict

By   /  November 14, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Turkish Plan Offers Hope of Resolving PKK Conflict

The lifting of bans on Kurds has given hope that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) problem, as it is known in Turkey, could reach a peaceful end. However, this remains an extremely controversial political issue in Turkey. Naturally, the U.S. would like to see a solution to the PKK problem before the planned military withdrawal […]

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