№247 Iraqi Kurdistan – the beginning of a new crisis in the Middle East? Cover Image

№247 Iraqi Kurdistan – the beginning of a new crisis in the Middle East?
№247 Iraqi Kurdistan – the beginning of a new crisis in the Middle East?

Author(s): Krzysztof Strachota, Józef Lang
Subject(s): Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Islamic State (IS); Iraqi Kurdistan; Middle East
Summary/Abstract: Against 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.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English