The fundamental characteristics of the Kurdish nationhood project in modern Iraq

@article{Rafaat2016TheFC,
  title={The fundamental characteristics of the Kurdish nationhood project in modern Iraq},
  author={A. Rafaat},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={52},
  pages={488 - 504}
}
  • A. Rafaat
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Middle Eastern Studies
ABSTRACT The protracted Iraqi-Kurdish conflict has plagued the country since the creation of Iraq in the 1920s. Iraqi-Kurdish relations are dominated by the clash of two contradictory nationhood projects: Kurdish and Iraqi. The Kurdish nationhood project was constructed with the perspective that the Kurds as a nation, could qualify for but is deprived of, achieving nation-state status. Based on the Kurdish project, Kurdistan and Iraq consist of two separate homelands: the Arab part of Iraq… Expand
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