New working paper: The future of Iraqi Kurdistan: The ”Islamic State” as Catalyst for Independence?

Working paper Jungbluth 2015 picture

Working paper Jungbluth 2015 pictureSILKE JUNGBLUTH

Iraqi Kurdistan is the only Kurdish region with an autonomous status and comparatively extensive cultural rights and recognition. Silke Jungbluth has during the summer at the Peace Institute written the working paper that concerns the history of Iraqi Kurdistan up until the IS invasion and the changing realties this implies. The author describes the possibilities for a future Kurdish state, while also discussing extended autonomy as an alternative to full independence for the Kurds in Iraq. The last update of the working paper was made mid-August 2015.