Iraqi Kurds are increasingly frustrated with Iraq’s central government while Turkey’s recent bombing campaign has taken on armed Kurdish separatists based in northern Iraq. A closer look at the politics surrounding millions of ethnic Kurds in Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria and how the “Kurdish question” could undermine the search for regional stability.


  • Bulent Aliriza Senior associate and director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr. Najmaldin O. Karim President, the Washington Kurdish Institute
  • Aliza Marcus Author, "Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence"

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