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The Resource Resolving Kirkuk : lessons learned from settlements of earlier ethno-territorial conflicts, Larry Hanauer, Laurel E. Miller

Resolving Kirkuk : lessons learned from settlements of earlier ethno-territorial conflicts, Larry Hanauer, Laurel E. Miller

Label
Resolving Kirkuk : lessons learned from settlements of earlier ethno-territorial conflicts
Title
Resolving Kirkuk
Title remainder
lessons learned from settlements of earlier ethno-territorial conflicts
Statement of responsibility
Larry Hanauer, Laurel E. Miller
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tensions among Arabs, Kurds, and Turkomen in northern Iraq -- particularly regarding the city of Kirkuk -- have the potential to escalate into intercommunal violence that would greatly destabilize Iraq. The city's status is tied up in political, legal, and constitutional disputes over disputed territories, Iraq's oil and gas resources, and the power of Iraq's regions vis-à-vis Baghdad. Past efforts to resolve ethno-territorial conflicts, whether successful or not, offer insights that may facilitate a negotiated solution to the status of Kirkuk. An examination of agreements and negotiations regarding Brčko, Mostar, Northern Ireland, and Jerusalem demonstrates the importance of separating local disputes from national-level politics, emphasizing practical governance structures over symbols of sovereignty, developing adaptable power-sharing mechanisms and multi-ethnic security forces that protect the rights of current and potential future minorities, empowering local leaders, and marginalizing nationalistic spoilers who amplify ethnic tensions to consolidate their power. Confidence-building measures and successful resolution of local problems could demonstrate that meaningful inter-ethnic collaboration is possible and, by alleviating local tensions, provide "breathing space" for national-level officials to resolve strategic challenges. The negotiation process may be facilitated by considering whether a "grand bargain" can mitigate the zero-sum nature of the dispute, temporarily deferring especially contentious issues, and involving an impartial yet influential third party to bridge gaps and encourage compromise. The U.S. record of constructive engagement on Arab-Kurd issues, combined with its ability to influence debates on such unresolved national issues as federalism and hydrocarbons, suggests that active American diplomacy regarding Kirkuk could both eliminate a potential flashpoint and pave the way for Iraqi leaders to resolve broader political and economic disputes
Member of
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Hanauer, Larry
Dewey number
305.8009567/4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Miller, Laurel
  • United States Forces, Iraq
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
Series volume
MG-1198-USFI
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  • Ethnic conflict
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Karkūk (Iraq)
Label
Resolving Kirkuk : lessons learned from settlements of earlier ethno-territorial conflicts, Larry Hanauer, Laurel E. Miller
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on May 10, 2012)
  • "Sponsored by U.S. Forces-Iraq."
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-70)
Color
black and white
Contents
Introduction -- Kirkuk -- Approaches to resolving ethno-territorial disputes -- Case studies -- Lessons for Kirkuk and how they can be applied -- Can outside actors facilitate a solution for Kirkuk?
Control code
ocn793385980
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 70 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833079688
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793385980
Label
Resolving Kirkuk : lessons learned from settlements of earlier ethno-territorial conflicts, Larry Hanauer, Laurel E. Miller
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on May 10, 2012)
  • "Sponsored by U.S. Forces-Iraq."
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-70)
Color
black and white
Contents
Introduction -- Kirkuk -- Approaches to resolving ethno-territorial disputes -- Case studies -- Lessons for Kirkuk and how they can be applied -- Can outside actors facilitate a solution for Kirkuk?
Control code
ocn793385980
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 70 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833079688
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793385980

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