Iraq and Gulf Analysis

Archive for May, 2008

The Stockholm Conference and Conditionality in Iraq

Posted by Reidar Visser on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 15:50

As international experts prepare for the 29 May conference in Stockholm on development aid and debt relief for Iraq under the Iraq Compact scheme, the picture of US policy-making in this area is depressing. Despite a declared intention of pursuing a unifying policy, through its peculiar choice of Iraqi allies the Bush administration is in fact contributing to fragmentation… Full story here.

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The Sadrists of Basra and the Far South of Iraq: The Most Unpredictable Political Force in the Gulf’s Oil-Belt Region?

Posted by Reidar Visser on Thursday, 15 May 2008 14:28

Background paper on internal rivalries within the Sadrist movements, and how US policy could affect Muqtada al-Sadr’s strategies in the future… Full story here.

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