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The Kurdish Quasi-State: Development and Dependency in Post-Gulf War Iraq

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by Denise Natali
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The Kurdish Quasi-State: Development and Dependency in Post-Gulf War Iraq by Denise Natali

Despite ongoing instability and underdevelopment in post-Saddam Iraq, some parts of the country have realized relative security and growth. The Kurdish north, once an isolated outpost for the Iraqi army and local militia, has become an internationally recognized autonomous region. In The Kurdish Quasi-State, Natali explains the nature of this transformation and how it has influenced the relationship between the Kurdistan region and Iraq's central government. This much-needed scholarship focuses on foreign aid as helping to create and sustain the Kurdish quasi-state. It argues that the generous nature of external assistance to the Kurdistan region over time has given it new forms of legitimacy and leverage in the country. Since 2003 the Kurdistan region has gained representation in the central government and developed commercial, investment, and political ties with regional states and foreign governments.

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Size: 1.8 MB
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Date published:   2010
ISBN: 9780815651215 (DRM-PDF)

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