Strategic Resources of Iraq, Turkey and Iran and the Development of Kurdish Nationalism: The Domestic, Regional and International Context

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Authors
Hawley, K. M.
Subjects
Kurdistan
Kurds
Iran
Iraq
Turkey
strategic resources
Advisors
Magnus, Ralph H.
Date of Issue
1989-12
Date
December 1989
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This research examines the strategic resources of Iraq, Turkey and Iran with particular emphasis on those assets found in the Kurdish regions of these nations. Strategic resources, in the context of this discussion, are defined as oil and nonfuel mineral assets and agricultural potential, to include degree of soil productivity and availability of water supplies. To the extent applicable, industrial development is discussed as well. Kurdish history, language and culture and the Kurdish nationalist movement in the three nations are also examined. Superpower and regional interests in the Kurdish nationalist movement and the governments of the nations involved are also addressed.
Type
Thesis
Description
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Department
National Security Affairs (NSA)
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
159 p.
Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.