A ‘New Deal’ for the Kurds: Britain's Kurdish Policy in Iraq, 1941–45

@inproceedings{Wichhart2011AD,
  title={A ‘New Deal’ for the Kurds: Britain's Kurdish Policy in Iraq, 1941–45},
  author={Stefanie Wichhart},
  year={2011}
}
The Mulla Mustafa revolt of 1943–45 threatened to undermine the authority of the already vulnerable Iraqi government. In formulating a response, both the Iraqi prime minister and the British embassy wanted to prevent Kurdish nationalists from appropriating the revolt for their own ends. Sir Kinahan Cornwallis, the British Ambassador to Iraq, called for a ‘New Deal’ for the Kurds, encouraging development and investment in Kurdish areas as a means of drawing them under the control of central… CONTINUE READING
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