This book focuses on the history, society and political development of Iraqi Kurdistan from the early twentieth century right up to the present time. It includes an analysis of the latest political developments in terms of the Kurds' relationship with Iraq and their role in its future.
Introduction 1. The Kurds and the Formation of Iraq 2. The Kurds and the Monarchy, 1920-1958 3. The Kurds and the Republic, 1958-1968 4. The Kurds and Saddam, 1968-1990 5. The De Facto State of Iraqi Kurdistan, 1991-2003 6. The Kurds and Regime Change. Conclusion