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dc.contributor.advisorMagnus, Ralph
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Peter J
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:24:25Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:24:25Z
dc.date.issued1997-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9104
dc.description.abstractThe United States has developed a unique relationship with the Kurds throughout the course of the 20th century Significant American engagement with the Kurds has been carried out twice this century, between 1969- 1975, and 1990- 1996. Both eras saw the United States able to influence events relating to the Kurds in support of a larger regional policy, only to find no easy solution to the Kurdish quest for autonomy. The result of these two periods of American engagement for the Kurds has been similar; both settings marked the collapse of a de facto Kurdish autonomy and the consequential splintering of the Kurdish resistance. The United States faces a variety of issues in its dealings with the Kurds. Foremost is the issue of autonomy for the Kurdish nation, and its impact on the territorial integrity of the states of the region. Secondly, is the lack of Kurdish unity, and its impact on any American initiative regarding an end to the repression of the Kurds. The United States has the ability to move the primary countries with Kurdish populations in the direction necessary for a settlement of the Kurdish situation. The result of not pursuing this matter could lead to further turmoil in a region which can ill afford iten_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theunitedstatesn109459104
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleThe United States and the Kurds: case studies in United States engagementen_US
dc.description.versionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderJohnson, Terry
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorKurdsen_US
dc.subject.authorKurdistanen_US
dc.subject.authorIraqen_US
dc.subject.authorIranen_US
dc.subject.authorTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorIsraelen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.authorBarzanien_US
dc.subject.authorTalabanien_US
dc.subject.authorForeign Policyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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