August 19, 2012

Is a Kurdish Spring Next?

Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia

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The world has been mesmerized by the revolutionary upsurge across the Arab Spring as longstanding dictatorships fell under popular pressure. But are the Arabs the only people in the Middle East to get a spring?

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TAGGED: Turkey, Iraq, Kurds, Syria, Kurdistan


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