Iraqi Kurdistan: The Internal Dynamics and Statecraft of a Semistate – by Matan Chorev

The semistate possesses many of the features commonly associated with the modern nation-state but remains unrecognized as a sovereign entity. Semistates (such as Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and Iraqi Kurdistan) inhabit the central conflict fault-lines of Southwest Asia’s strategic landscape at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In order to concoct effective conflict management […]