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This thesis analyzes the networks of negotiations cultivated by Kurdish elites in the early twentieth century and argues that Kurdish elites played an important role in shaping major political transformations in the Middle East and internationally. It investigates the specific networks used by elites in both the urban and tribal context and compares the different negotiations these groups made within their respective networks. Through the propaganda and the press, private petitions and negotiations, and international meetings such as the Paris Peace Conference, it shows how Kurdish elites worked within the changing political context before and after World War One by embedding themselves into new political networks to support their political goals.