Kurdistan’s Moment?

Do the Kurds benefit from the current chaos in Iraq? Is independence around the corner? What is Turkey’s Kurdistan policy?

Today, I speak with Dov Friedman,  a graduate student at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, who is currently researching foreign policy in emerging energy states with support from the Coca-Cola World Fund, about all things Kurdistan.

We discussed a number of articles during the podcast:

Dov Friedman and Cale Salih, “Kurds to the Rescue,” Foreign Affairs, June 17, 2014.

Dov Friedman, “Yes, the US Can Help Iraq,” Business Insider, June 27, 2014.

Dov Friedman and Gabi Mitchell, “Israel Is Challenging America to Support Kurdish Independence,” The New Republic, July 3, 2014.

Alex Whitcomb, “Why Kurdistan Still Does Not Have it Oil Money,” Rudaw, July 13, 2014.

Ibrahim Kalin, “To Keep the Middle East Together, Dont Let Iraq Split Up,” Daily Sabah, July 17, 2014.

Aaron Stein, “Turkey’s Response to ISIS and Iraq,” RUSI Analysis, Royal United Services Institute, July 16, 2014.

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About aaronstein1

I am an Istanbul based PhD Candidate a King's College London.
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