🔗 Read the book: Behind the Smoke Screen: The Rise of Kurdish Rojava from the Syrian Ruins
Behind the Smoke Screen: The Rise of Kurdish Rojava from the Syrian Ruins
By Linda Rogger
In this thesis I describe how the Kurdish autonomous region in Syria, which is based on the
ideology of democratic confederalism, functions in practise. To draw conclusions, I have studied
literature and interviewed a variety of people. Democratic confederalism opposes the concept of
the nation-state and capitalism and has the potential to create a free, democratic society in
which minorities have a place. This could bring revolutionary change in the Middle East.
However, the current practice seems different. Although PYD claims to establish a democratic
inclusive society, it seems that this is only a facade. PYD has an authoritarian role in almost
every aspect. The war conditions, authoritarian PYD rule and antagonistic neighbours are the
region’s main challenges
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