Each concise, comprehensive volume in this series explores the political, ethnic, territorial, and religious conflicts that have flourished throughout the world since the end of the Cold War.
-- Provides an introduction to, and overview of, the conflict
-- Explores the development of the conflict
-- Identifies participants on all sides
-- Objectively details issues, tactics, and negotiations
-- Offers a brief assessment of the possible course of future events.
Additional features include:
-- Journalistic and other viewpoints: Information gathered by journalists, international agencies, governments, and private organizations offer readers an authoritative, objective account of each struggle.
-- Primary sources: The author has interviewed a number of participants in the events, who provide firsthand insight.
-- Maps: Clear line drawings locate affected areas.
-- Glossary: Lists of names and terms familiarize readers with individuals, political groupings, and terms.
-- Bibliography: Helpful lists direct readers who wish to learn more.
The Kurds assesses the nature of the Kurdish dilemma in each of the three states in which they live and addresses the following questions:
-- What makes the Kurds a nation?
-- What political status do they seek?
-- Are they willing to accept less than a sovereign state?
-- What has prevented them from achieving an effective political vehicle?