Kurdish Regional Government (KRG)
Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) were identified by their peers as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in the life of Syria, and its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of the Kurdish Regional Government according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the KRG ranked 53rd most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the Kurdish Regional Government according to its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that the KRG falls under the category of 'Follower'. A prime actor assessed as Follower is seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves its own interests.
In response to the question, “How is the Kurdish Regional Government important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"They have the ability to govern and maintain uncommon stability [within their region of northern Iraq]. It allows for planning and development. Their perceived relationship to the PKK may hurt them with Turkey.” (233121)