Archives de catégorie : Irak

SYRIAN AND IRAQI CONFLICTS SHOW SIGNS OF MERGING (Washington Institute, 07/03/2013)

Recent events indicate that insurgencies in both countries could eventually merge into one contiguous conflict zone, with profound consequences for Iraqi stability. ****************************** In the past week, the conflict in Syria has spilled over into Iraq in unprecedented ways. On … Lire la suite

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Iraq advisor eyed for State DAS for Iraq and Iran (Back Channel, 08/03/2013)

Brett McGurk, President Obama’s former nominee for Iraq ambassador, will likely be tapped as the next State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, current and former US officials tell the Back Channel. The State Department plans … Lire la suite

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Notes From The Underground: The Rise of Nouri al-Maliki (Word Policy, 08/03/2013)

BAGHDAD—It was December 2010, and Nouri Kamal al-Maliki sat in a faux palace, erected by Saddam Hussein, on the Feast of Sacrifice, one of the most sacred days in the Muslim Calendar. The politician, who had just secured his second … Lire la suite

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Barzani Plans to Host Summit As Iraqi Political Crisis Worsens (Al Monitor, 21/02/2013)

It seems that a prospective national meeting of political parties in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, is imminent. But questions remain as to whether such a meeting can solve Iraq’s increasingly complicated problems. There are reports of … Lire la suite

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Assad’s Fall and Iraqi Stability (The Washington Institute, 30/01/2013)

Assad’s ouster would create significant risk of widespread violence in Iraq, but also a fleeting opportunity to regain leverage over the Maliki government. This PolicyWatch is part of « Syrian Spillover: Perspectives from Neighboring States, » a series of articles on how … Lire la suite

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Le djihad a-t-il pris le pouvoir en Syrie ? (Atlantico, 07/01/2013, PJ Luizard)

La rébellion syrienne a gagné la bataille des medias, faute d’avoir gagné celle sur le terrain. La seconde offensive des insurgés sur Damas, débutée le 29 novembre 2012, a échoué, comme avait échoué en juillet la première du genre. Les … Lire la suite

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Jordanie: Abdullah II replace son trône au cœur des enjeux (MESP, 09/12/2013)

L’Irak vient de décider de fermer ses frontières avec la Jordanie, alors que “le triangle sunnite” est en effervescence et menace d’isoler Bagdad et le pouvoir central irakien d’Amman et de Damas. Cette décision irakienne, prise après la visite surprise … Lire la suite

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Syria and the Changing Middle East Energy Map (Carnegie Middle East Center, 02/02/2013)

The Egyptian Revolution and a Stalled Pipeline Project The Arab Spring has already had an impact on the energy map in the Middle East. The Arab Gas Pipeline project, which from its inception more than a decade ago aimed to … Lire la suite

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Irak : le président Talabani serait au plus mal (Le Figaro, 04/01/2013)

The report from Le Figaro today re #MamJalal is utterly false. He is very much alive, stable & continues to make progress in his recovery — Qubad Talabani (@qubadjt) January 5, 2013 Des sources politiques kurdes affirment que le chef … Lire la suite

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An Interview with Nechirvan Barzani: Will There Be an Independent Kurdistan? (Jay Newton-Small / Erbil, 22/12/2012)

If there is one man who deserves the credit for the growing Turkish-Kurd rapprochement, it’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of Iraqi Kurdistan. Five years ago Kurds and foreigners alike laughed in his face when he told them that not only … Lire la suite

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