Iraq and Gulf Analysis

2008: The Year of Federalism in Iraq?

Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 12 November 2007 16:25

In all the speculation about the fate of the US “surge” policy in Iraq, many analysts have overlooked a date on the 2008 calendar which is bound to become fateful: 11 April. On that day, the current moratorium on creating new federal entities – a last-minute addition to the Iraqi federalism legislation in October 2006 – comes to an end. From April 2008 onwards, the administrative map of Iraq could change dramatically…  Full story here.

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