TITLE

IRAQ'S RESILIENT MINORITY

AUTHOR(S)
Cockburn, Andrew
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Smithsonian;Dec2005, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers a looks at the history and culture of Iraq's Kurdish minority. According to the author, Kurdish culture has been shaped by persecution, tribal strife and an unforgiving landscape. The author provides a detailed description of the natural conditions of northern Iraq. Kurds are the largest nation in the world without a state of their own. Roughly 25 million Kurds live in the region between Iraq, Turkey and Iran. The history of the Kurdish people since World War I is reviewed, including their persecution under Saddam Hussein's regime. The article features comments from various Kurds on the Kurdish situation following the Iraq war. The author also discusses the United States involvement in the issue of Kurdish independence and the implementation of Kurdish politics in Iraqi politics.
ACCESSION #
18894778

 

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