International Affairs
16 July 2014 , Volume 70, Number 4

Centrifugal forces are irresistible and the West should accept the fact


Gareth Stansfield is Professor of Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter


A peshmerrga soldier at an outpost near the contested city of Kirkuk. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty

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