Peter W. Galbraith
Peter W. Galbraith is an American author, politician, policy advisor, and former diplomat. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he helped uncover Saddam Hussein’s gassing of the Kurds. From 1993 to 1998, he served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, where he was co-mediator of the 1995 Erdut Agreement that ended the Croatian War of Independence. He served in East Timor’s first transitional government, successfully negotiating the Timor Sea Treaty. As an author and commentator, Galbraith, a longtime advocate of the Kurdish people, has argued for Iraq to be “partitioned” into three parts, allowing for Kurdistan independence.
Books by Peter W. Galbraith
Interviews with Peter W. Galbraith
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Family's Past
by Ariel Sabar
A Modern History of the Kurds
by David McDowall
Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence
by Aliza Marcus
A Problem from Hell
by Samantha Power
Invisible Nation: How the Kurds' Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East
by Quil Lawrence
The Kurds lost 11,000 lives fighting Islamic State and hoped the West would support them in their quest for nationhood. But as the Kurdish saying goes, ‘The Kurds have no friends but the mountains.’ Author and diplomat Peter W. Galbraith, a longtime advocate of the Kurdish people, recommends the best books on the Kurds—and predicts that one day there will be an independent Kurdistan.