Kurdish researcher Giran Ozcan: Understanding the Kurdish people and their aspirations will benefit the United States’ own interests
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It’s often said that the Kurds are the world’s largest nation without a state. Yet, in the Middle East they play an outsized role, helping Western powers advance their security goals, sometimes at the cost of their relations with their own allies such as Turkey. Giran Ozcan explains why the United States needs to think of the Kurds as a standalone policy issue in its own right.