Kurds of Iraq : Building a State Within a State.

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Main Author: Bengio, Ofra.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Book Title
  • Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • List of Acronyms
  • Map of Kurdistan
  • ch1-The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism
  • Who Are the Kurds?
  • State vs. Ethnicity: The Historiographical Debate
  • The Kurds of Iraq and the State: Anatomy of a Changing Relationship
  • What's in a Name? Kurdish Autonomy
  • Notes
  • Part 1-The Kurds and the Iraqi State, 1968-1980
  • ch2-The Long Road to Kurdish Autonomy
  • The Baathi Approach to Kurdish Nationalism: A Paradox
  • The Kurdish Camp: The Good, the Bad, and the Juhush
  • Ripening Conditions for Dialogue
  • Preparing the Baath Party's Conceptual Framework
  • The Labyrinth of Negotiations
  • Notes
  • ch3-Paved with Good Intentions
  • Euphoria Meets Reality
  • Opening Pandora's Box
  • Burning the Bridges of Trust
  • Notes
  • ch4-Unholy Alliances
  • The Iran-Iraq-Soviet Triangle
  • Iran Plays the Kurdish Card
  • The "Hidden Hands" of the United States
  • Israel and the Kurds: My Enemy's Enemy
  • Activating the CIA Aid Plan
  • Notes
  • ch5-Deteriorating Relationships
  • The Nationalization of the Kirkuk Oil Fields
  • The Second Assassination Attempt on Barzani
  • Narratives in Closed Circles
  • Stratagems for Isolating the KDP
  • Notes
  • ch6-Marginalizing the Kurds
  • The Kurdish Question and the October War
  • The KDP-ICP Conflict: A Diversionist Exercise?
  • Notes
  • ch7-An Imposed Autonomy
  • Preparing the Ground for an Imposed Autonomy
  • The Baath Autonomy Model
  • Closing the Circle
  • Notes
  • ch8-A Time for War
  • The Kurdistan Theater
  • A Balance of Weakness
  • Tortuous Negotiations with Iran
  • A Kurdish Defeat by Proxy: The Algiers Agreement
  • The Kurds Between the Hammer and the Anvil
  • The Collapse of the Rebellion
  • Notes
  • ch9-Interregnum
  • The Baath-The Best of All Times
  • Reeducating the Kurds
  • A Renewed Struggle for Autonomy
  • Notes.
  • Part 2-Caught in the Crossfire, 1980-1998
  • ch10-"One War Begets Another": The Iran-Iraq War
  • Mutual Threat Perceptions
  • The Baath Counter-Alliances
  • Anfal: Baghdad's Pyrrhic Victory
  • The Halabja Massacre
  • A Final Solution?
  • The Fallout of the Iran-Iraq War
  • Notes
  • ch11-Rising from the Ashes
  • The Kurdish Intifada
  • A Window of Opportunity for the Kurds
  • Baghdad's Strategy in Kurdistan Backfires
  • Winds of Change: Kurdish Self-Rule
  • Formidable Odds Against Kurdish Self-Rule
  • Notes
  • ch12-The Birth Pangs of Kurdish Self-Rule
  • Between Unity and Fratricide
  • Roots of the Conflict
  • Iraqi Kurds vs. Turkish Kurds
  • Baghdad Faces an Abnormal Situation
  • The Changing Role of Iraq's Neighboring Countries
  • Turkey's Pivotal Role
  • Reaching Out to the Outside World
  • Notes
  • ch13-Uncivil War in Kurdistan
  • Awkward Alliances and Strange Bedfellows
  • Baghdad as a Proxy in the Kurdish Infighting
  • Baghdad's Sweet, Short Victory
  • The United States Mediates Between the Kurdish Warring Parties
  • Mas'ud Barzani's Volte-Face Reconsidered
  • Notes
  • Part 3-A Kurdish Entity in the Making, 1998-2010
  • ch14-The Foreign Relations Imbroglio
  • The Peace Brokers
  • The Bridge of Amity Between Baghdad and the KRG
  • Iran and Turkey: Roles Reversed
  • Turkey, the Reluctant Builder of Iraqi Kurdistan
  • The Arab-Kurdish Nexus
  • The United States and the Kurds: Unlikely Allies?
  • The Countdown to the 2003 US Invasion of Iraq
  • Notes
  • ch15-From Victims to Victors
  • Kurdish Soul-Searching
  • Nation Building Against All Odds
  • The Building Blocks of a Kurdish National Identity and Entity
  • The Kurdish-Arab Divide on Halabja and Anfal
  • The Dissemination of Kurdish National Culture
  • The Social Factors in Nation Building
  • The Writing on the Wall
  • Notes
  • ch16-The Great Leap Forward in Post-Saddam Iraq.
  • The Kurds' Dual Role of State Building
  • The Kurdish Bid for Self-Determination
  • Map 16.1 Contested Areas in Northern Iraq
  • The Challenges Ahead
  • Notes
  • Part 4-Conclusion
  • ch17-"No Friends but the Moutains" Reconsidered
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Book.