Britain's Policy in Southern Kurdistan: The Formation and the Termination of the First Kurdish Government, 1918–1919

  title={Britain's Policy in Southern Kurdistan: The Formation and the Termination of the First Kurdish Government, 1918–1919},
  author={Saad Eskander},
  journal={British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={139 - 163}
  • Saad Eskander
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • History
  • British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
The end of the First World War and the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in 1918 signalled the downfall of the old order in the Middle East. The consolidation of Britain's strategic, economic and political position in that region was bound to affect Kurdistan's political future, given its determination to re-construct a new regional order. In the absence of a well-defined British policy towards Kurdistan's future certain British officials on the ground were able to play an important part in… 

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