Video: The Time of the Kurds

September 14, 2017

Video: The Time of the Kurds
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This video is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ InfoGuide Presentation, "The Time of the Kurds": http://www.cfr.org/kurds

The Kurds are one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, making up sizable minorities in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Their history is marked by marginalization and persecution. Yet some Kurds may be on the verge of achieving their century-old quest for independence in a Middle East undergoing the convulsions of Syria’s civil war, Iraq’s destabilization, and conflict with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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