Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 2 – Issue 7) / studies

The Kurds and the Consensual System in Iraq

July 2017

Iraqi researcher and academic, PhD in Sharia Politics, International University of Islamic Sciences, Jordan


The study provides a historical overview of the Kurds, their origins and their most prominent leaders, and their relations with the Iraqi governments since the 1920s until now. Then, it addresses the issue of the Kurdish state in terms of the potentials available to achieve this dream, and the current and future obstacles they face, as well as the local, regional and international situation on establishment of this state. The study also discusses the origin of the problem between Baghdad and Erbil, whether they have a permanent or interim partnership, and the most important forms of partnership, as well as the most prominent problems between the two parties, and the future of this relationship.

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