The Kurdish Nationalist Movement and External Influences

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Title: The Kurdish Nationalist Movement and External Influences
Researcher: Donald Bruce Disney
Supervisors: J. W. Amos
Thesis Type: Master
Year: 1980
Pages: 238
Language: English
University: Naval Postgrauduate School in Monterey, California
Country: USA
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Abstract:

The Kurdish National Movement and External Influences is a historic examination of the Kurds, the Kurdish national movement, and the effects of external actors on the movement. It discusses who the Kurds are, where they are located and how many of them there are.
The primary topics covered are Kurdish revolts, leaders, kurdish political evolution, and the roles which local and non-Middle-Eastern countries have played in Kurdish national development.
The primary countries discussed, as actors, are:Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Israel, the United States, and the Soviet Union. Kurdish links to other groups, such as the Armenians, and the Palestine Liberation Organization are also described.
Finally an assessment as to the effects of external actors on Kurdish Nationalism is made and a prognosis for further Kurdish prospects is included.