Dr. Hawraman Ali from the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at TIU recently published a book entitled: The Iraqi Kurds and the Cold War: regional politics, 1958-1975. The book is a product of several years of extensive research by the author and is published by a world-renowned publisher, (Routledge) both in the UK and the USA in the English language. Below is the book’s published synopsis:

Examining the effects of the Cold War and regional politics on the Iraqi Kurds between 1958 and 1975, this study demonstrates how regional and international powers sought to exploit the Iraqi Kurds in their quest for statehood. The research draws on a plethora of British and American archival documents and select Soviet and Iranian sources integrated with Kurdish authoritative and eyewitness accounts.

The work explores the Iraqi Kurds on three levels:

Firstly, on a national Iraqi level, starting with the Iraqi Revolution in 1958 to the collapse of the Kurds’ liberation movement in 1975 under Mela Mustafa Barzani. Secondly, it considers the issue on a regional level by examining the political dynamics between Iran (under the Shah), Iraq, Egypt (thus Nasserists) and other regional states, with a focus on these states’ relations and tensions. Thirdly, it scrutinizes the impact of the Cold War on the politics and history of Iraq, focusing on the effects on the Kurds in particular.

Complementing the existing literature, this volume builds a chronological narrative through historical analysis. It is a key resource for students, scholars, policymakers and regional experts interested in Kurdish history, foreign policy, politics and security in the Middle East.

The book is now available in both hardcover and electronic formats for purchase from all major world book sources such as amazon, or may be directly purchased from Routledge.

The entire Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics and particularly, International Relations and Diplomacy Department would like to congratulate Dr. Hawraman Ali on this great achievement and wish him success in all his future endeavors.