Peoples Protection Unit (YPG) and the Kurdish Movement


  • Aurangzaib Alamgir
  • Sharaf Bibi


YPG, Movement, Kurdish etc.


Non- state actors have significantly gained momentum after the late
twentieth century especially in Asia and more precisely in Middle East.
Their importance can be estimated by the fact that super powers of the
world rely on them instead of state actors for their respective agendas in
the region. YPG (Yekineyen Parastina Gel or simply Peoples Protection
Unit) is one of those non-state actors operating in Syria driven by the
ideology of autonomy for Kurdish ethnic minority. This paper will try to
cover comprehensive profile of YPG and the part that this group is playing
in Syrian Crises.

Author Biographies

Aurangzaib Alamgir

Scholar of UOB 

Sharaf Bibi

Lecturer In PSC


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