Kurdish independence movement is in retreat. Contributing factors for the withdrawal are the new outbreak of the Kurdish war in Turkey, the structural weakening of the autonomous region "Rojava" and the setbacks in Kurdistan. The referendum and military action in Iraq show the reluctance of the Middle-Eastern ruling forces to accept pluralism. The PKK has postmodern concepts of a postnation state in a region requiring stable political structures more than ever before. All these factors are part of a phase of transition aiming at a new regional order, whose outlines can't be anticipated yet.
Ferhad Seyder, Professor of Political Science for Kurdish Studies, University of Erfurt, wrote this book together with his PhD Student and assistants.