Dr. Hawraman Ali
International Relations & Diplomacy Department, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
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Since the establishment of the modern Middle East and the dismantlement of the Ottoman Empire, one of the most enduring issues in the Middle East has been the Kurdish Question or the right of Kurds in the states which they have been attached to. In one of the countries in which the Kurds are attached to (Iraq) Britain, as a colonial power, continued to exercise a great influence until the 1970s. This paper seeks to demonstrate how Britain quietly and knowingly supported Iraq under Qasim and the first Ba’ath regime of 1963 in suppressing the Iraqi Kurds, and in conducting crimes which were largely recognised to amount to acts of genocide even at the time that they were taking place.

Keywords: Kurds, Iraqi Kurds, Britain, Middle East, UK, Turkey, Iran, Ba’ath Party, Iraq, Qasim, Genocide, Cold War, Kurdistan, stateless, United Arab Republic, KDP, Barzani, Revolution, Kurdish, UAR.

ISBN 978-0-9962570-9-1

Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics
Tishk International University