This new edition of The Kurds in Iraq brings the book fully up-to-date in the light of recent events in Iraq, and the ever-present danger of civil war. Yildiz explores the impact of occupation and escalating violence. There is an entirely new chapter on Kirkuk, which continues to be of major strategic interest to the various powers in the region. There is also a new chapter on insurgency and sectarianism that examines the motivations behind the insurgency, the tactics that are used, and outlines possible ways to deal with it. The book is a unique account of the problems that all political groups face in bringing stability to the country, as well as exploring Kurdish links and international relations in the broader sense. It should be required reading for policy-makers and anyone interested in the current position of the Kurds in Iraq.
Kerim Yildiz is the Chief Executive of the Kurdish Human Rights Project, an innovative London-based human rights organisation that strategically challenges legislation and practices in order to secure redress for survivors of human rights violations and to prevent future abuses. A Kurd and former refugee from political persecution, he has written and spoken extensively on issues of human rights, minority rights and international law.
Foreword Map of the area inhabited by Kurds Introduction PART I: THE PAST 1 The Kurds 2 The Treaty of Sevres and the Creation of Iraq 3 The Kurds Under Barzani 4 The Anfal Campaigns 5 The First Gulf War: From Uprising to Democracy 6 Democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan 7 Human Rights in Iraqi Kurdistan 8 The Displacement of Kurds in Iraq 9 Economic/Humanitarian Affairs in Iraqi Kurdistan 10 The Kurds Have no Friends but the Mountains 11 US Foreign Policy towards Saddam: Pre-September PART II: THE PRESENT 12 The Road to War 13 The Second Gulf War: 'Operation Iraqi Freedom' 14 Current Executive Structure in Iraq 15 Insurgency and Sectarianism 16 Current Legal and Human Rights Issues 17 The Question of Autonomy 18 The Anfal Campaigns: The War Crimes Tribunal 19 The Continuing Problem of Internal Displacement 20 Current Economic/Humanitarian Issues in Iraqi Kurdistan PART III: THE FUTURE 21 Self-Determination and Autonomy 22 Kirkuk 23 The Tribunal and the Victims 24 The Land Question Appendix I: Appendix II: Appendix III: Notes Index