Yezidi Identity Politics and Political Ambitions in the Wake of the ISIS Attack

@article{Spt2017YezidiIP,
  title={Yezidi Identity Politics and Political Ambitions in the Wake of the ISIS Attack},
  author={Eszter Sp{\"a}t},
  journal={Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={20},
  pages={420 - 438}
}
  • Eszter Spät
  • Published 22 December 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
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