The Future of Kurdistan

Kurdistan, a mountainous region made up of parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia and Syria, is home to one of the largest ethnic groups in West Asia: the Kurds. Now, most in the West know them for their small, oil-rich autonomous region in northern Iraq called Iraqi Kurdistan — one of the U.S.’ closer allies in the Middle East and a bulwark against the expansion of the so-called Islamic State. What does the success of Iraqi Kurdistan mean for Kurds in the surrounding region?

Featured guests

  • Quil Lawrence
  • Jenna Krajeski
  • David Petraeus
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno
  • Lionel Beehner
  • Bob Corker
  • Bill Burns
  • David Gregory
  • Paul Bremer
  • Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
  • Tom Cotton
  • Stephen Hadley