Kurds & Kurdistan

Screen Shot 2018-04-19 at 3.43.01 PMThe current situation in Kurdish Iraq is volatile, and the entire region is in a state of flux. Few books are available; those that exist quickly become dated. Here are a few suggested resources:

  • Ekurd.net — a good Internet resource for breaking news affecting the Kurdish people.
  • Rudaw.net/english — another excellent site for up-to-the-minute reports.
  • A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts: Journeys in Kurdistan by Christiane Bird, published in 2004, an in-depth review of the history and conditions of Kurds in Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria.

Recent media articles on the Kurds can be found below:

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Twilight of the Kurds in Foreign Policy, January 16, 2018

Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.

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Kurds in the News: Founder of Chobani, a Turkish Kurd, tells his story in the New York Times August 26, 2018.

Click here to view photos from the author’s travels in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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