krg18The World Says Nyet!

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Adviser)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 1 October 2017

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Re-search Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

“I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against the uncivilized tribes… it would spread a lively terror.”
Winston Churchill upon a Kurdish uprising in Iraq of the 1920s

On September 25, during a referendum, ninety three percent of the population of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan voted for independence.
In a confused world wracked by fears of nuclear war, and accelerating crippling economic and political crises, the Kurdish referendum (and the Kurds) became immediately a welcome punching bag for high and low....Read more