The Time of the Kurds

Project Description

An estimated 30 million Kurds live in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, and remain one of the world’s largest ethnic groups without a sovereign state. The destabilization of Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the rise of the Islamic State present both challenges and opportunities for the Kurds. The latest InfoGuide in CFR’s multimedia explainer series, “InfoGuide: The Time of the Kurds,” outlines these dynamics, their historical underpinnings, and how they could reshape the Middle East.

Project Details

Skills Writing, Video Editing
View www.cfr.org/kurds


Interactive Map

Interact with layers of information about where Kurds reside and govern, and the most recent picture available on the location of Islamic State forces.


Who's Who Again?

A simple visual guide to the Kurdish leaders, one acronym at a time.


Data Visualization

Compare the capabilities of Iraqi Kurdistan to all of Iraq for a perspective on the viability of the region’s independence.


Cinematic Overview

Weaving together expert analysis on the future of tell the story of the Kurds.