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How Kurdish issues affect political stability in the Middle East(2017_1_10_005)


The Kurds are the largest ethnicity in the world without a nation state. Historically, the Kurds have resided in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Under the mono-nationalism policies of these states, the identity of the Kurds has been oppressed. However, the Kurds are emerging through the progressing collapse of the nation-states in Syria and Iraq. The activities of Turkish Kurds and Iranian Kurds also impact each state and neighboring state. Grasping the aims and activities of the Kurds is essential for understanding the Middle East and international affairs.


April 2017 - March 2018

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] SATO Hiroshi
[ Co-researcher ] IMAI Kohei
[ Co-researcher ] FUKUDA Sadashi
[ Co-researcher ] TAKAHASHI Kazuo (Professor, The Open University, Japan)
[ Co-researcher ] YAMAGUCHI Akihiko (Professor, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo)
[ Co-researcher ] KATSUMATA Ikuko (Free Journalist)
[ Co-researcher ] MORIYAMA Teruaki (Associate Professor, Doshisha University)
[ Co-researcher ] YOSHIOKA Akiko (Senior Researcher, JIME Center, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
[ Co-researcher ] NUKII Mari (Research Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs)
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