Iraqi Kurdistan – the beginning of a new crisis in the Middle East? OSW COMMENTARY 2017-08-08
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AbstractAgainst the backdrop of the ongoing dismantling of Islamic State (IS) and the preparations for the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan scheduled for 25 September, Iraq as a whole is facing a new conflict which is likely to result in a thorough revision of the present balance of power in this part of the Middle East. A serious risk has emerged that the conflict may rapidly escalate, and its consequences may be more serious for the Middle East and Europe than the fight against Islamic State.
Strachota, Krzysztof and Lang, Józef (2017) Iraqi Kurdistan – the beginning of a new crisis in the Middle East? OSW COMMENTARY 2017-08-08. [Policy Paper]