From the Publisher
Few problems are as complex and persistent a feature of national and international politics as borders and nationalism that don't align. Kurdish nationalism, though still bounded by the states in which Kurds live, has become a wild card in the region's shifting politics. In the Basque Country, where national borders have resulted in variations in identity, a new political landscape and the end of ETA violence have left Basque nationalism at a crossroads. And in the Sahel, where Tuareg nationalism has experienced a violent resurgence, support for Tuareg independence is far from unanimous.