Tang Zhichao

A New Approach to Contemporary Kurdish Issue from the Chinese Perspective

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The book studies the Kurdish issue in each 4 countries separately and focuses on the issues most central to explain, why the Kurdish issue is not resolved. The author is a renowned expert on the Kurdish issue who has been studying the issue for more than 15 years-director at the Chinese think-tank, the Institute of West Asian and African Studies.

 

 

This meticulous book is authored by Tang Zhichao, a renowned expert on the Kurdish issue, who has been passionately studying the issue for more than 15 years—currently, director at the Chinese think-tank, the Institute of West Asian and African Studies (IWAAS) attached to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The Kurdish issue is one of the most complex, tragic issues of the current world, and of the Middle East, which still remains unresolved. Kurds are the only stateless nation in the region, longing for independence and political freedom. They have suffered greatly from colonialism, from pan-nationalisms, faced with betrayals and the self-centeredness of world’s big powers since the WWI.

The book studies the Kurdish issue in each 4 countries separately and focuses on the issues most central to explain and grasp, why the Kurdish issue is not resolved for nearly a century.

Tang Zhichao underlines the long course that Kurdish national movement needs to consummate before an ultimate favorable solution can be achieved. This is mainly due to external interventions and uncertainties, surrounding the issue: “although the Kurds have not yet fully controlled their own destiny, their capacity to control their fate is growing gradually and there exists great possibility for them to do so. However, for achieving their long-cherished national aspirations, Kurds do not only need to develop and expand their own strengths, their own achievements will also depend on the progress of modernization, democratization and policy adjustments of the relevant countries in the region, the changes in the international and regional patterns, as well as the Kurds’ relations with the outside world.”

Binding

Paperback

Content

1. The Rise of Kurdish Nationalism and the Formation of Kurdish Issue
1.1 The Kurdish People and Kurdistan
1.2 Historical Evolution of the Kurdish Nation
1.3 The Rise of Kurdish Nationalism
1.4 Formation of the Kurdish Issue Summary

2. The Kurdish Issue in Turkey
2.1 The Situation of Turkish Kurds
2.2 The Kurdish Issue during the Single-Party Rule of CHP (RP Party)
2.3 The Kurdish Issue in the Turbulent Era of Turkish Democratic Reforms
2.4 The Kurdish Issue in the 1990s
2.5 The Kurdish Issue in the Erdogan Era
2.6 Case Analysis: the PKK and Its Role Summary

3. The Kurdish Issue in Iraq
3.1 Kurdish Struggle in Iraq
3.2 The Period of British Mandate and Faisal Dynasty
3.3 The Cold War Era: A Period of Fierce Struggles
3.4 The Period after the 1990s: A New Historical Phase
3.5 Case Analysis: The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq Summary

4. The Kurdish Issue in Iran
4.1 The Iranian Kurdistan
4.2 The Kurdish Issue in the Pahlavi Era
4.3 The Kurdish Issue in the Period of Iran Islamic Republic Summary

5. Kurdish Issue in Syria
5.1 The Period of French Mandat
5.2 The Kurdish Issue during the Cold War
5.3 The Kurdish Issue since the 1990s
5.4 The Kurdish Issue since the “Arab Spring” Summary

6. Major World Powers and the Kurdish Issue
6.1 The U.S. and the Kurdish Issue
6.2 The EU and the Kurdish Issue
6.3 Russia and the Kurdish Issue
6.4 Arab Countries, Israel and the Kurdish Issue
6.5 China and the Kurdish Issue Summary

7. The Crux of the Kurdish Issue and the Way Out
7.1 International and Geopolitical Changes Surrounding the Kurdish Issue
7.2 The Evolution and Characteristics of the Kurdish Issue
7.3 The Attitudes of Relevant Countries on the Kurdish Issue: An Evaluation
7.4 Prospects for Resolution of the  Kurdish Question and Future of Kurds Summary

Details

Format: paperback

Publication date: 2017

Page extent: 514

ISBN: 9786059914383

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