MULLAH MUSTAFA BARZANI AND THE UNITED STATES 1960-1975

This article is endeavouring to answer the inquiry of the quality of Kurdish leader discernment in predicting, interpreting, likewise replying to U.S Cold War foreign policy during the Kurdish liberation nationalist movement under leadership of Mullah Mustafa Barzani in 1960s until the collapse of the Kurdish movement in 1975. The main objective of this article is forming the geopolitical and personal reason for Kurdish misinterpretation of U.S foreign policy toward them from 1960-1975. Specifically, the decision-making of long time Kurdish nationalist liberation movement leader Mullah Mustafa Barzani will be examine to reveal both personal and wider socio-political interpretations of U.S foreign policy that led Barzani to make up his mind that compromised the livelihoods of the Kurds of Iraq.

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