A New State in the Middle East? Kurdish Referendum Sept 2017

September 20, 2017

Gareth Stansfield visited Erbil during September to follow the progression of the Kurdistan referendum, and its aftermath. He again interviewed a range of figures from across the political and ethnic spectrum of the disputed territories.  Writing just prior to the referendum the briefing paper available below, written by Gareth considers the Kurdish secessionist agenda from the viewpoint of Western powers, in particular with regard to whether the staunchly held policy of maintaining Iraq’s territorial integrity is now appropriate, and what the ramifications of opposing Kurdish aspirations might be at a time when Middle Eastern states and other interested powers – namely Russia – may be adapting to new realities more swiftly than their Western counterparts.

 

The briefing paper is accessible from RUSI

 

 

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