The Kurdish case in the Soviet – American competence 1946- 1975

  • Ferhad M. Ahmed Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities, Duhok University, Kurdistan Region - Iraq.


Kurds compose the fourth biggest nationality in the Middle East that does not have a country because international compromises and interests divided their homeland, Kurdistan, among four countries, which are Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. These countries did not settle the Kurdish case with peaceful methods or even giving them their simplest political and cultural rights. Therefore, armed movements and political associations emerged inside the Kurdish society, and they adopted the military style as a way to reach the national Kurdish goals. Because its abilities were weak and it was difficult to continue facing the countries that occupied Kurdistan, it attempted to build bridges of relationship with regional and great countries, the thing that led those countries to exploit it for their own goals and interests, and so that Kurdistan becomes a part of the strategic game and a wining card in their hands. This research is an attempt to understand those conflicts runs in the area. And because we have taken the Kurdish case in Iraq as a sample for those conflicts, we will focus on the developments that Iraq witnessed in the frame of the colonializing competence over the Kurdish case, in a special period from the history of international relations, which is 1946- 1975. Based on that, the research structure is in accordance with the methodology of the historical statistical research, with the following titles: Firstly: the factors of the Kurdish case affecting on the Soviet-American competence Secondly: the Kurdish case between the Soviet attraction and American neglect (1946- 1961) Thirdly: Kurdish attempts to approach the USA (1961- 1968) Fourthly: the American indirect support to the Kurdish case (1968- 1975).

How to Cite
Ahmed, F. M. (2016). The Kurdish case in the Soviet – American competence 1946- 1975. Humanities Journal of University of Zakho, 4(3), 566-585. Retrieved from
Humanities Journal of University of Zakho