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  • Will anything ever change for the Kurds?

    The Kurds are unlikely to fully realize any hopes of autonomy, says Illinois political scientist Avital Livny, who specializes in the politics of religion and ethnicity in the Middle East.

    The Kurds are unlikely to fully realize any hopes of autonomy, says Illinois political scientist Avital Livny, who specializes in the politics of religion and ethnicity in the Middle East. And yet the Kurds’ political threat to the power of Turkey’s president likely played a key role in the recent Turkish attack on the Kurds in northern Syria.

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  • Editor’s note:  To reach Avital Livny, call 217-265-6796; email alivny@illinois.edu; Twitter handle @AvitalLivny