Is Iraq a proxy for Iran?

Is Iraq a proxy for Iran?

10/12/2012 (19:17 pm)

 translation range in recent weeks, brought the U.S. media spotlight on Iraq’s relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran – specifically to help Iraq to Iran to overcome international sanctions and enable it to support the Syrian regime. This leads to uncomfortable questions about whether the new Iraq an ally of the United States, as alleged by the administration of President Obama, or is it a client state of Iran, as many of his neighbors fear. In fact, political allegiances to the Baghdad government is not easy to ignore. For the purpose of understanding of Iraq’s foreign policy is important to know how to frame the internal environment and territorial behavior. Was for the Iraq war three unintended consequences in the Middle East. First, it has transformed the regional balance of power in favor of Iran because of toppling Saddam’s regime hostile and destruction of military force to Iraq. Iran’s advancement of and expand its influence in the Arab countries of the struggle for regional leadership between Iran and the United States and Saudi Arabia on the other. This competition is reflected today in the Persian tensions – Arab and Shiite – Sunni in the Middle East. Second, the Iraq war caused the emergence and growth of jihadist groups – Sunni extremists who fought U.S. forces and the Baghdad government. These groups see new opportunities in the Arab Spring to expand its power in the region. Although al-Qaida in Iraq has been weakened, but it threatens the recovery paid to the success of the jihadists in Syria. In the eighth and twentieth of September, for example, al-Qaeda launched an attack on Tikrit prison and freed dozens of its members. This was part of the process of “breaking down barriers” for this group, which launched a wave of attacks across Iraq during the past few months. Thirdly, the war into a bloody sectarian conflict in Iraq, where various militias vied to fill the political vacuum caused by the overthrow of the Baath regime. Iraq still rise from the civil war: most interested in participating in the political process and to still maintain their ability combat. Mistrust and fear prevented the implementation of the power-sharing agreements, and still the perspective of a return to civil war Mitrbesa. The fragility of the Iraqi state cause damage to their ability to adopt a foreign policy coherent and consistent. Iraq’s politicians to overcome their desire to protect and expand their power and their own resources. And they do so, they’re often looking outside who cared. It is no secret that many politicians in Iraq receive money from neighboring countries in addition to the state treasury. And, not surprisingly, that there is a bit of the desire of the political spectrum to pass a law in parliament reveals details of party funding. But despite the fact that the Iraqis might fall under the influence of the “donor countries”, this does not mean that these countries were controlled. foreign care is not only distort Iraqi politics – there are harmful effects of sectarian which Assadtha Iraq war. This phenomenon come and go waves across countries – has echoed the 1979 Iranian revolution throughout the region, creating apprehension in other countries they fear the impact on the population and the local Islamic movements. Today, sectarian replaced the Palestinian cause as a means accredited by politicians in order to rally support and divert attention from their failure, while many of the Iraqi elite became rich thanks to rising oil exports, while the Iraqi people still struggling for basic services such as electricity. Also, the identity politics undermine Iraq’s attempts to build a coherent foreign policy. For example, depicts some political alternative to President Bashar al-Assad that he would be Silvia system supports the establishment of “a free Iraqi army” and the rebels funded by Qatar and Saudi Arabia in order to topple the Iraqi government. Also, some Kurdish politicians playing on fears that al-Maliki turn into a dictator will use the F-16s the U.S. against the Kurdish people. At the same time, some politicians claim that Iraq is turning to the state attorney to Iran led by the clergy. These tensions led to questions about the feasibility of the Iraqi state. Some observers portray Iraq as a state “artificial” is made up of three homogeneous societies and hostile Sunnis and Shiites and Kurds, and claim they were together only because of dictatorship and the toppling of Saddam has led to Aqttalea among themselves because of “ancient hatreds.” But this is inaccurate reading of Iraq: Despite the diverse people of Iraq had sometimes trouble with the country’s rulers, the relations between the communities themselves have been peaceful over the centuries – the most powerful of the relations between Protestants and Catholics in Europe. The clan also includes Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, and marriage including common since the foot. The bombing of sectarian hatred that is considered an anomaly in the country. During the war, Iran – Iraqi Shiites make up about 80% of soldiers and 20% of the officers in the Iraqi army, and fought all the loyalty of the Iraqi state. Sunni Arabs and Shiite Iraqi citizens despite the different interpretations to the directions of foreign policy, where Sunnis believe that Iraq should be allied with the Arab world while Shiites believe that some Arab countries pose a threat to them. question is: what kind of balance Iraq Sekshvh? Do you return to tyranny and to crush his opponents commander trained security forces, this time at the hands of the Americans and US-friendly? Some of that concern. In the ancient Middle East dictatorships breed extremism, but today has new elites used the same tactics that someday used against them in order to quell the threats to their rule. You will reach the Iraqi elite to agree on origins of the game that will work? One of the positive indicators for the recent desire of political parties from various alliances to work together in Parliament to prevent al-Maliki of increasing the number of members of the Electoral Commission for elections, because they believe it would be in his favor. Will you come next election بنخب new track national agenda and provide the Iraqis a positive outlook for the future? Everything is possible in the new Iraq. Also, Iraq’s relationship with the U.S. depends on the answers to these questions. While the Kurds tend to support the United States, the Arabs appear more ambivalent. Sunnis feel deprived in the post-Saddam political system and complain that they bear the responsibility of the former regime, while many Shi’ites remains skeptical about the intentions of the United States – despite the fact that the United States portrays itself as that was dropped punish them came to power. They also throw the responsibility on the United States in imposing sanctions on Iraq, which caused great suffering to the Iraqi people and left the former regime grip over the community. some Iraqi politicians believe that the sectarian war regional brewing, where stand the United States along with the Sunni states against Shiites. They are afraid to sacrifice the United States Shiites of Iraq in its confrontation with Iran – that is, they Tkhounhm as it did in 1991, when George HW Bush called on Iraqis to rise up against Saddam and when they did it was slaughtered. The United States faces many pressing questions that will deeply affect how Shiites look to it, for example, that the United States’ support for the Syrian opposition will bring fundamentalist government to power? Is the United States to remain silent generally injustice Saudi and Bahraini Shiite their citizens? Whether the United States would bomb and Israel, Iran’s nuclear program?. many Iraqis fear for the future of their country because of the problems they raise are themselves in addition to those coming from outside the border. Iraq still wrestles with the inability of politicians to provide real national interests on their interests, and with the inefficiency of the bureaucracy, and regional conflicts which pulls the Iraqis in different directions. If Syria was divided into sectarian enclaves, the echoes of that will appear in Iraq. Many Iraqis expect the end of the nation-states created by the Sykes – Picot in 1916. Iraq finds himself walking a tightrope, and sandwiched between the United States and Iran – as well as he finds himself in a proxy war fought between the Shiite and Sunni states in the region. Calculated by the Iraqi government that the United States needed an ally in order to sustain the flow of oil and buy U.S. arms. But with the collapse of American influence, Turkey and Iran Tmlan power vacuum again in the region. Iraqis have already said seen Hmaalfelm before. n: Foreign Policy

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