Iraq and Gulf Analysis

In Basra, Iraqi Nationalism Remains Proud and Articulate

Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 20 November 2006 18:18

There is nothing new in Westerners making facile generalisations about Iraq and its people. Ever since the 1990s, strange maps of a tripartite Iraq have been bandied about, purporting to illustrate an Iraqi society subdivided into three homogenous “ethnic” blocs. Today, after the Democratic election victory in the United States, “territorial solutions” to the Iraq crisis are receiving renewed attention, as part of a possible “Dayton–style solution” to the Iraq crisis… Full story here.

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