SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) MESOP ARGUMENTS : For suggested partitions of Iraq, see

1- Peter W. Galbraith, “Iraq’s Salvation Lies in Letting It Break Apart,” Sunday Times, July 16, 2006

2- Chaim Kaufmann, “Separating Iraqis, Saving Iraq,” in “What to Do in Iraq: A Roundtable,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July/August 2006), pp. 156–160; and

3- Leslie H. Gelb, “Last Train from Baghdad,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July/August 2006), pp. 160–165.

4- Leslie H. Gelb, “The Three-State Solution,” New York Times, November 25, 2003. See also the symposium “Ethnic Conflict, Ethnic Partition, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C., January 15, 2003. On September 27, 2007, the U.S. Senate passed a nonbinding measure calling for Iraq to be divided into federal regions, with the likely outcome of separate Kurdish, Shiite, and Sunni states. See Alissa J. Rubin, “In Iraq, Repeated Support for a United State,” New York Times, October 1, 2007.