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The Sphinx’s beard

Notes on Kurdish Political Naiveté By Prof. Mehrdad R. Izady The head of Egypt's celebrated Sphinx is collapsing. To secure the head to the chest, the fallen beard must be restored. But the beard--a nondescript slab of rock shaped like a stick of butter--is not in Egypt. It is in the ...
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THE KURDS: An ancient tragedy

The Economist THEIR history is full of tales of persecution, betrayal and desperate flight. But few Kurdish fables are as dramatic as the capture of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of Turkey’s Kurdish rebels. Mr Ocalan had been on the run ever since Turkish sabre-rattling forced him from his hideout in ...
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An Independent Kurdistan?

Robert Olson, Professor of Middle East Politics, University of Kentucky Due to the strong resistance to the US occupation of Iraq and the internecine hostility that has resulted between Arabs and Kurds, reports in the public media have raised the possibility of the Kurds declaring an independent state. While the ...
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