Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
5) The fate of the Kurds is a parable for the future of West Asian geopolitics. Analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article explains in detail who are the Kurds, and why is Turkey attacking them in northern Syria. What role did Kurdish fighters play in the complex war in Syria, and what are the ramifications of US troops’ withdrawal from the conflict?
Key demand of the question:
The question aims to discuss in detail the fate of the Kurds in the future of West Asian geopolitics.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
In brief first explain who Kurds are.
Explain that the Kurds used the collapse of central authority in Syria and Iraq to carve out semi-autonomous regions for themselves. Baghdad has since reasserted its authority. In Syria, the Kurds leveraged the United States to maintain their independence from Damascus and shield themselves from a hostile Turkey.
Discuss the current scenario in Syria.
Explain the geopolitical trends from past to present.
Conclude with a balanced opinion and way forward highlighting future possibilities of West Asian politics.