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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 99–121.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Emrullah Uslu Copyright 2008 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2008 Emrullah Uslu is a doctoral candidate at the Middle East Center, University of Utah. He has worked as a policy analyst for the Turkish National Police. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party Turns against...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (1): 48–72.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Robert Olson 2006 Robert Olson is professor of Middle East politics at the University of Kentucky. Turkey’s Policies Toward Kurdistan-Iraq and Iraq: Nationalism, Capitalism, and State Formation Robert Olson In this essay I analyze Turkey’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 145–148.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Robert Olson Brendan O'Leary, John McGarry, and Khaled Salih, eds., The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq , University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 307 pages. ISBN 0-8122-3870-2. $45.00. 2005 Robert Olson is professor of Middle East politics and history at the University of Kentucky...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 104–108.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Robert J. Pranger Robert Olson: The Goat and the Butcher: Nationalism and State Formation in Kurdistan-Iraq since the Iraqi War . Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda Publishers, 2005. 278 pages. ISBN 1-56859-186-1. $35.00. Reviewed by Robert J. Pranger. Robert J. Pranger is a private consultant...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (4): 13–45.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Robert Olson Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2006 Robert Olson is professor of Middle East Politics at the University of Kentucky. Relations among Turkey, Iraq, Kurdistan-Iraq, the Wider Middle East, and Iran Robert Olson In this essay, I...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 17–35.
Published: 01 December 2007
... nationalism in Iraq represented by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the influence that these two parties could potentially have on the domestic politics of Turkey, especially the challenge from the Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) and the Kurdistan...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 22–31.
Published: 01 December 2009
...: Middle East Vortex  23 not especially welcome foreigners.1 Officially, Kurdistan is merely a region of Iraq that Baghdad allows to exercise “autonomy,” but Iraqi Kurdistan has its own government, flag, national anthem, currency, and army (the Peshmerga). The flag issue is particularly revealing...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 140–142.
Published: 01 December 2005
... that moderns are capable of blending tradition and modernity. Brendan O’Leary, John McGarry, and Khaled Salih, eds., The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 307 pages. ISBN 0-8122-3870-2. $45.00. Reviewed by Robert Olson. When more than one hundred London-based...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 142–145.
Published: 01 December 2005
... that moderns are capable of blending tradition and modernity. Brendan O’Leary, John McGarry, and Khaled Salih, eds., The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 307 pages. ISBN 0-8122-3870-2. $45.00. Reviewed by Robert Olson. When more than one hundred London-based...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 77–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
... purpose ever since. Its two main challenges are the Kurdish insurgency led by the Kurdistan Com- munist Party (PKK) and the antimodern and antisecular reaction of large numbers of Muslims, led politically by the Welfare Party (Refah Partisi).10 The current crises—a civil war with the PKK...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 99–116.
Published: 01 March 2017
... did not seem certain from the outset. When the popular uprising against Assad’s Baathist regime started in March 2011, the PYD represented just one of the many political groups among Syria’s Kurds.4 It was an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has intermittently waged...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 33–41.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Philip Giraldi The US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 has resulted in a resurgence in Kurdish nationalism. There has also been a revival of the terrorist threat directed against Turkey coming from the Kurdistan Workers' Party based in northern Iraq. The inability of the United States to curb...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 27–37.
Published: 01 December 2010
... problem was not a minor issue for Turkey. Although about 20 percent of the Kurdish population in the Middle East resides in Iraq, fully 50 percent is in southeastern Turkey, where a low-­level insurgency by the Marxist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) remains stubbornly persistent. Both civilian...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 101–104.
Published: 01 September 2006
... license. Ambassador Gribbin’s conclu- sion that Rwanda remains a work in progress is a fitting observation about a story that is still unfolding. DOI 10.1215/10474552-2006-018 Robert Olson: The Goat and the Butcher: Nationalism and State Forma- tion in Kurdistan-Iraq since the Iraqi War...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 108–110.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in progress is a fitting observation about a story that is still unfolding. DOI 10.1215/10474552-2006-018 Robert Olson: The Goat and the Butcher: Nationalism and State Forma- tion in Kurdistan-Iraq since the Iraqi War. Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda Pub- lishers, 2005. 278 pages. ISBN 1-56859-186-1...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (3): 68–87.
Published: 01 September 2008
...- pany, for $4.5 billion. An Arab company, Saudi-owned and Beirut-based 2. Robert Olson, “Relations among Turkey, Iraq, Kurdistan-Iraq, the Wider Middle East, and Iran,” Mediterranean Quarterly 17, no. 4 (2006): 13 – 45. 3. Saudi Arabia was reported to have $191 billion in oil revenues in 2006...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2008
... incursion in February 2008 into one of the most stable parts of Iraq, Kurdistan, introduced another worrisome aspect to the entire Iraq problem and threatens that country’s timid steps toward stability. Though it ended a day after the visit to Ankara of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Turkey’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 95–108.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of policies that contribute to the mod- ernization and consolidation of states (rent acquisition requisites).4 2. David, Choosing Sides, 6 – 7. 3. Robert Olson, “Kurdish Nationalism, State Formation and Capital Accumulation in Kurdistan- ­Iraq,” in The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism, ed. Mohammed M...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-­barzani-­beyond-­iraq. 9. Jacques Neriah, “Kurdistan: The Next Flashpoint between Turkey, Iraq, and the Syrian Revolt,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 5 August 2012, jcpa.org/article/the-­future-­of-­kurdistan -­between-­turkey-­the-­iraq-­war-­and-­the-­syrian-­revolt/. Also see David...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Almost all recent attacks in Turkey have been blamed on either the Islamic State in Syria or the Kurdistan Workers Party. In addi- tion, the failed military coup in July 2016, which led to a clampdown on civil 1. World Bank, “World Development Indicators: Turkey,” World Bank, Washington, DC...