Twilight of the Kurds

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Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State.

Now they are fighting for their very survival.

Just a few months ago, it appeared that the Kurds of Iraq and Syria were the biggest winners in the war against the Islamic State.

Bolstered by alliances with the very Western powers that had once betrayed and divided them, they dared to dream that they were on the verge of undoing what they perceived as a historic wrong, when geopolitical maneuvering denied them a state following the end of World War I.

Aftar 2bYet, instead of witnessing the creation of an independent homeland, the Kurds have suffered a major setback.

As the military…

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