Iraq and Gulf Analysis

An Iraq Blog by a Victim of the Human Rights Crimes of the Norwegian Government

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.

Posted in US policy in Iraq: Leverage issues | Comments Off

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.

Posted in Iranian influence in Iraq, UIA dynamics | Comments Off


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