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Kurdish Issues

Essays in Honor of Robert W. Olson

Series: Bibliotheca Iranica: Kurdish Studies Series 13
Availability: In stock
Published: 2016
Page #: xii+310 +
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1568593104
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Quick Overview

This volume contains 13 essays, written by a group of distinguished scholars, on the most important issues facing the Kurds today. Subjects covered include politics, economics, ISIS, and number of issues that will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, and the intelligent lay public. Moreover, in delving into the nuances of such themes as ethno-nationalist origins, self-determination, US-KRG relations, democratic autonomy, ISIS, Kobane, the Kurdish Diaspora, Ataturk and Bourguiba, among others, these essays will definitely stand the test of time.

The volume is dedicated to Robert W. Olson, a distinguished and recognized pioneer in the study of the Kurdish people and their relations with the neighboring countries, especially Turkey.

author

Michael M. Gunter

Michael M. Gunter is a professor of political science at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee and teaches during the summers at the Megatrend International University Vienna in Austria. He also teaches for the U.S. government area studies program in Washington, D.C. He is the author of numerous critically praised scholarly books on the Kurdish question, the most recent being Kurdish Historical Dictionary, 2nd ed., 2011; “The Kurds Ascending: The Evolving Solution to the Kurdish Problem in Iraq and Turkey,” 2nd ed., 2011; “The Kurdish Predicament in Iraq: A Political Analysis,” 1999; and “The Kurds and the Future of Turkey,” 1997. In addition, he is the co-editor (with Mohammed M. A. Ahmed) of “The Kurdish Question and the 2003 Iraqi War”, (Mazda Publishers) 2005; and “The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism,” (Mazda Publishers) 2007. He has also published several other scholarly books and more than 150 scholarly articles on the Kurds, Turkey, Armenians, numerous other topics dealing with the Middle East, United Nations, and other topics in such leading periodicals as the Middle East Journal, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Policy, Current History, Middle East Critique, Foreignpolicy.com, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Orient, Insight Turkey, Worth (Robb Report), American Journal of International Law, World Affairs, Orbis, and International Organization, among others. In addition, he was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in International Relations in Turkey. He also has held Fulbright awards for China and Israel. Currently he is the secretary-general of the EU Turkey Civic Commission, an NGO working within the European Union Parliament to promote further democratization in Turkey to facilitate its accession to the EU. He has been interviewed about the Kurdish question and the Middle East on numerous occasions by the international and national press.

Introduction

List of Contributors

Chapter 1
Kemal Atatürk and Habib Bourguiba: Brothers from Different Mothers?
Michael B. Bishku

Chapter 2
Nationalisme, Contestation Rurale et Bataille de la “Civilisation”:
Repression et Resistance au Kurdistan des Anness 1920-1940
[Nationalism, Rural Contest and Battle of “Ccivilization”:
Repression and Resistance in Kurdistan, 1920-1940]
Hamit Bozarslan

Chapter 3
Behind the Front Lines: Kobani, Legitimacy, and Kurdish Diaspora Mobilization
Vera Eccarius-Kelly

Chapter 4
The Promises and Limits of Legal Mechanisms: The Case of Kurdish Self-determination
Nader Entessar

Chapter 5
Kurdish Political Activism in Turkey: An Overview
Cengiz Gunes

Chapter 6
Colonialism, Self-Determination and Independence: The New PKK Paradigm
Joost Jongerden

Chapter 7
Realistic Strategies for Combatting ISIS
Till F. Paasche, Mohammed M.A. Ahmed, and Michael M. Gunter

Chapter 8
Relations Between the United States and Iraqi Kurdistan
David Romano and Rikar Hussein

Chapter 9
Will the Kurds Save Turkey?
Michael Rubin

Chapter 10
The PKK as the Lesser of Two Evils? Kurds, Islamists and the Battle for Kobani
Eva Savelsberg

Chapter 11
The Kurds and “Crafting of the National Selves”
Kamal Soleimani

Chapter 12
Beyond the Dichotomy of Accommodation Versus Resistance: the Kurdish Minority in Iraq and Syria in Long-Term and Comparative Perspectives, 1920-2015
Jordi Tejel

Chapter 13
Reflections on Kurdish Society and Politics in Rojhelat: An Overview
Abbas Vali

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