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Displaying items by tag: Iraq
by Idrees Mohammed

EPOS Insights

In the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the Kurdish de facto state, that was born in 1992, was further consolidated. Iraq’s new constitution recognizes Kurdistan Region (KRG) as a federal unit and envisions significant competences bestowed to regions such as the right to export oil. The involvement in international affairs by KRG takes into question the realists’ view that states are the only units in world politics. A group of characteristics make Kurdistan Region an attracted factor in states’ strategy towards the Middle East. In the following exclusive article for EPOS WorldView, PhD candidate and EPOS analyst Idrees Mohamed analyses the role of KRG in the international arena, pointing out the most relevant aspects of the Kurdish issue



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Epos converses with Fadi Elhusseini

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

What is happening in the Middle East? Why the MENA region is at the forefront of international politics now more than ever? EPOS has interviewed Fadi Elhusseini, Political and Media Counselor, and associate fellow researcher at the Institute for Middle East Studies Canada, asking him to analyse and comment the crisis in the region from a geopolitical point of view. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Elhusseini focuses on the focal factors of the Syrian Civil War and the responsabilities of the US in the sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shias; he examines the raising of the Islamic State and points out the Kurdish issue; he outlines the reasons of the Russian intervention in Syria, and he gives EPOS' readers a new perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Epos converses with Dr. Masoumeh Velayati

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Masoumeh Velayati is a Lecturer in Gender and Development at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland. She has a multi-disciplinary educational background in Islam, religion, and social science with particular focus on development, gender, and Islamic feminism. She has also experience of working in international development, as a result of which she designed, contributed and Co-ordinated MSc Programme in Development, Islam, and the Muslim World at Al-Maktoum College. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS she discusses the deal on the nuclear issue reached by Iran and the West, highlighting the strenghts and the weakness of the agreement and analysing the political, economic and social impacts of it on the Islamic Republic, across the MENA region and the whole World

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by Lorenzo Giuseppe Siggillino (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

In the last two months, Sunni extremists spread terror across the Middle East and Africa. On June 29, 2014, the Islamic State self-proclaimed its caliphate. After one year, in correspondence to the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, the organization called its supporters to escalate violence. On June 26, the same day of IS attacks, and exactly 5 years after the 2010 Ramadan offensive against the African Union, Al Shabaab assaulted an AMISOM military base in Somalia. Last, but not least, Boko Haram disseminated panic in the Chadian capital. In the following exclusive article, EPOS analyst Lorenzo Siggillino focuses on the issue of Sunni terrorism, highlighting the causes and the effects of it from a political and social point of view 



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Middle East: a remake of the World order?

Thursday, 16 July 2015 18:47

Epos converses with prof. Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Ibrahim Al-Marashi is an Iraqi-American assistant professor of Middle East history at the Department of History, California State University, San Marcos. His PhD thesis was on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and part of it was plagiarized in a 2003 British government document known as the "Dodgy Dossier". In this exclusive interview for EPOS, prof. Al-Marashi discusses the latest news from the Middle East, focusing on the Islamic State phenomenon, the involvement of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the battle against the jihadists, the historical agreement between Iran and the West on the nuclear issue and all its geopolitical effects in the region

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Epos converses with Mr. Zainul-Abdeen and Mr. Ammash

by EPOS
EPOS Conversations

Mr. Ammar Wajih Zainul-Abdeen and Mr. Mohammed Shaker Ammash are both from Iraq. Mr. Zainul-Abdeen is a public policy analyst, and he used to live in Mosul before ISIS arrived. Mr. Ammash served as the Chief of Staff to the Iraqi presidency during al-Maliki government. In this exclusive interview for EPOS they talk about the latest news in Iraq, giving to EPOS readers a particular and unique perspective from the withinside. They depict the situation on the ground, discussing the takeover of Mosul by ISIS and its unknown background, the responsabilities and the involvement of the politics and of many other actors, the position of the International Community, the involvement of the West and the role of KRG

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Why Turkey Allowed Peshmarga Passage to Kobane

Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:01
by Idrees Mohammed

EPOS Insights

In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Idrees Mohammed discusses Turkey's attitude towards Kobane, the Syria's Kurdish town attacked by the jihadists of the Islamic State in the last weeks. He analyses the reasons why Turkey, although had refused to act in Kobane directly, has allowed Peshmarga passage to the town. He focuses on all the political relations between Turkish-Kurdish party and Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish parties, and the relations between Turkey and its neighboring countries and between Ankara and the West. Idrees Mohammed is an expert in International Relations and Kurdish affairs. His MA thesis was on Turkey's policy towards Kurdistan Region. He is now focusing on Turkey's policy towards Kurds, including Syria's Kurdish. He teaches International Relations in University of Duhok’s department of Political Science



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EPOS Kurdish Chronicle - photodiary from KRG

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 14:33
by Roxane (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

EPOS is in KRG, and we are following the latest news through our correspondent Roxane. Roxane is a French photographer, and she is working for EPOS as photoreporter in Kurdistan. She is travelling in the area: Erbil, Duhok, Shingal, Lalish are some of the cities from where she is reporting. EPOS Kurdish Chronicle – photodiary from KRG is the exclusive photodiary of EPOS which depicts the current situation in the region after the takeover of some cities by the jihadists of Daish. EPOS intends to tell what is happening through the eyes of the people, the sad smiles of the kids, the personal stories of who is running away from the violence of Daish



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