This paper assesses the development of the local administration of Rojava, its context within Syria and the wider Kurdish political scene. It aims to present a different perspective on the challenges, opportunities and threats faced by local powers in Rojava throughout the Syrian conflict. The paper is based on research undertaken during a year-long fellowship, and on field interviews conducted inside and outside Syria with local actors as well as international and regional stakeholders.
Kurdish Self-governance in Syria – Survival and Ambition
2136-Chatham-House-Sept-2016-Kurdish-Self-governance-in-Syria-Survival-and-Ambition.pdf (PDF, 477 KB)
- 7 April 2017
- Middle East and North Africa