The strategy and tactics of the PUK and KDP in the negotiations to form the ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government

2 years agoJournals

By Dr. Dana Ali Salih and Mr. Mohammad Mustafa Ahmed

The negotiations to form a ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq between the regions two main parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), witnessed many disagreements, delays, high and low points and the use of numerous strategies and tactics. These negotiations raised academic interest as they allowed for a deeper understanding of the subject matter, making the case study valuable for scientific research. Therefore, this research seeks to provide an academic guide to researchers and decision-makers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with the theory and tactics behind negotiations and their implementation in talks to form governments. This guide will allow such individuals to become better familiarised with the sensitivity and importance of negotiation, the finer details of the process, the frequency and complexity of the strategies, and the negotiators' tactics, particularly when talks relate to both civic and political matters.

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