February 14, 2012

Syria's Kurds Could Lose in Post-Assad Scenario

Idris Ahmedi, World Politics Review

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Although Syria's Kurds have a long history of opposing the central government in Damascus, they have so far refrained from widespread, proactive participation in the ongoing rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad's Baathist regime. However, if they continue to limit themselves to being mere spectators to the unfolding drama, they may well find themselves deprived of any long-term political gains in a post-Assad Syria.

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