A unique perspective on the Kurds, experienced through a trip to Kurdistan.
The prospect of Kurdistan as a homeland for the Kurds began with the colonial division of western Asia, which followed World War I. With the breakup of the Middle East that created new borders in the Levant, the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920 betrayed promises to give the Kurds their own state.
Inner-Kurdish relations are complex and have the potential to damage the overall Kurdish cause.
The civil war in Syria has opened new windows of opportunity for the Kurdish cause. After decades of nationalist struggle in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, the Syrian conflict may redistribute the cards.
"The Kurdish Cause: Pragmatism and New Opportunities"