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Foreign Influences on the Kurdish Insurgency in Iraq

  title={Foreign Influences on the Kurdish Insurgency in Iraq},
  author={Michael M. Gunter},
  journal={The Journal of Conflict Studies},
  • Michael M. Gunter
  • Published 9 September 1992
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Conflict Studies
It is almost inevitable that foreign powers will be tempted to intervene in a state torn by internal minority problems. Over the years the rivals and enemies of Iraq have done just that with respect to the Kurdish problem, as a way of exerting pressure on Baghdad. During the 1950s and 1960s, President Gamal Abdul Nasser toyed with supporting the Kurds on a number of occasions as a means to pressure Iraq in pursuit of his pan-Arab designs. In 1963, the Egyptian leader even saw Jalal Talabani… 
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