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Politics & Elections

Kurdistan Conflict and Crisis Research Center (KCCRC) hosted Ahmed Haji Rasheed, Iraqi MP and Head of Parliament financial Committee on 8th November 2017. Below you will find the transcript and the summary of an interview with him and the most important questions and answers as it is prepared by KCCRC.

July 10, 2016

Marianna Charountaki

The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, following the Referendum of 23 June 2016, paves the way for a new era of collective individualism – a return to the international political setting ante. This portends in turn a broader reconsideration of world order on a different basis, toward the empowerment of nuclear units (national and subnational), the decentralization of power, and the gradual departure from a constructed supranational authority.

May 6, 2016

David Romano

When the Kurds of Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) recently declared a "Federation of Northern Syria" that unites their three Kurdish majority cantons, a lot of criticism followed. The move was condemned by Turkey, Damascus, the Istanbul-based Syrian National Coalition, Iran, .....

April 28, 2016

Mehmet Gurses

Who are they and why do they matter?

The Kurds, the fourth largest ethnic group in the Middle East, are often referred to as the largest “stateless nation” in the world. Despite their large size, an estimated 30 to 40 million worldwide, they were geographically divided after World War I which made them ethnic minorities in modern Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Today, they make up roughly 20% of the total populations in Turkey and Iraq and 10% of the total populations in Iran and Syria....

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