Maliki, Foreign Minister of Iran: sectarian less dangerous than chemical weapons BAGHDAD / obelisk: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Sunday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the cooperation of the two countries to meet the challenges experienced by the region in particular waves of extremism and terrorism and sectarian incitement, stressing that the sectarian less […]

Zarif to visit Baghdad in Iraq’s first tasks to discuss the three files Twilight News / A source in the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, said Thursday that the Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif will visit Iraq next week to discuss three files. The source told “Twilight News”, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will visit Iraq next week to visit […]

By Harith Hasan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Iraq is currently the scene of a sharp regional conflict between Iran and its opponents. This is nothing new, however. Regional events have come to show that any country witnessing political or social instability, amid weak state control, can be exposed to a similar power struggle on the part of rich and stable regional powers that have a geopolitical agenda.

This is the case in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain. One can say that the current regional rivalry is hampering the process of rebuilding the state and national identity. It is due to this rivalry that internal conflicts have become complicated, as they turn into an extension of a wider regional conflict waged by powerful countries on the soft lands of unstable countries.

Moreover, the political, ideological and financial alliances that are forged between the regional powers and their local collaborators fuel internal division. In a country like Iraq, where this division takes on a sectarian character, the regional conflict leaves a major destructive effect.

Therefore, the most violent aspects of this conflict take place in countries where a power struggle is more intense, either because of their strategic importance or due to the lack of an ultimate hegemonic power.

This is particularly the case in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, which together form the main part of the Fertile Crescent. Step by step, the regional rivalries plaguing these three countries fell within the framework of a wider foreign conflict whose two major poles are Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Thus, it currently seems impossible to deem that the instability plaguing these countries is the result of a mere lack of compatibility between the subnational communities. These communities have increasingly become transnational communities.

By rampant “sectarianization,” we mean that there is in the region a continuous process that aims to establish sectarian, rather than national, identities.

It is noteworthy that this process affects the internal conflict, for the political community is divided over the identification of friends and enemies. Ernst Renan once defined the nation as a group of people united by a common hatred of their neighbors. If this is true, then the current problem in a country like Iraq is the absence of this “common hatred” for a given enemy.

Baghdad (newsletter). Member of the Economic Committee said the National Alliance MP Hussein almerapi, the events in Syria and the region will affect the Iraqi economy and Central Bank reserves.

Iraq is shrinking disputes with neighbors Talking about Iraq’s border problems, can be confined in two key frames, with the exception of political frameworks and other geographical and historical. And Iraq, as for many countries of the world, border problems with neighboring countries, but strangely they reflect even regional boundaries, to reach what he calls […]

Turkish newspaper, revealed that, in conjunction with the ongoing preparations for the Kurdish National Conference in Erbil, Kurdistan will declare “Grand” which will include four parts of Kurdistan “and refers to the Kurdish-majority regions in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria.
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State law: Maliki’s visit to America has nothing to do with the renewal of the mandate of leadership confirmed previous years Counting coalition of state law, on Saturday, realize the big players كأميركا and Iran civil Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the management of Iraq “a good thing”, and as pointed out that there is […]

Counting coalition of state law, on Saturday, realize the big players كأميركا and Iran civil Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the management of Iraq “a good thing”, and as pointed out that there is no relationship between the travel-Maliki to America or India or Iran, the subject of renewal of the mandate to him, pointed out that the past seven years was enough to know America and other “personal-Maliki and his leadership qualities. … Continue reading

described the political parliamentary economic committee the central bank to maintain the Iraqi dinar against foreign currencies as “failed.”
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