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BBC – World Service

For millions of Kurds in the Middle East, the drive for a state of their own has been a long and – to date – vain pursuit. But with Kurdish fighters winning the fight against the forces of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, does that improve their prospects? Or will any gratitude from the international community for their efforts be short lived come tomorrow? How far can Kurds rely on the United States for help? MERI President Dlawer Ala’Aldeen joins David Eades and his panel of experts as they discuss the question – will the world ever allow an independent Kurdistan?

 

 

For millions of Kurds in the Middle East, the drive for a state of their own has been a long and – to date – vain pursuit. But with Kurdish fighters winning the fight against the forces of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, does that improve their prospects? Or will any gratitude from the international community for their efforts be short lived come tomorrow? How far can Kurds rely on the United States for help? Join David Eades and his panel of experts as they discuss the question – will the world ever allow an independent Kurdistan?

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