IRAQ: YEARS OF POST-SADDAM INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENTS

Authors

  • Pavlo Ignatiev

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.79074

Keywords:

Iraq, Reconstruction, Sectarian violence, Oil industry.

Abstract

Iraqis very important for the world community because of its strategic position at the crossroads between the Persian Gulf, theMideteraneanSeaand theRed Seaalong with huge oil and mineral wealth. Moreover, Iraqi case illustrates all aspects of the US Middle Eastern policy since the end of the Cold War. The article analyses political and economic processes in Iraq after the demise of Saddam Hussain’s regime, evaluates the efficiency of post-war reconstruction of this Arab country in security and economic fields, singles out the reasons behind the civil war between Sunni and Shia followers, explains the paradox of semi-independent status of Iraqi Kurdistan as well as foreign policy of official Baghdad towards important neighbours – Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The rise of Islamic State of Iraq andLevantcapitalizing on sectarian devide and an attempt of Iraqi leadership to neutralize this threat also has become the part of analyzis.

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Author Biography

Pavlo Ignatiev

Professor of the Department of Country Studies and head of the Centre of Indology at the
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. Doctor of Politics.

Published

2018-03-20

How to Cite

Ignatiev, P. (2018). IRAQ: YEARS OF POST-SADDAM INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENTS. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy &Amp; International Relations, 6(12). https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.79074

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