Iraq and the US-Iranian conflict, influence and influence

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Asst. Inst. Furat Ali Hussein


Iraq enjoys many factors and ingredients that made it “affect and be affected at the same time” by the American-Iranian conflict from the “strategic geographical position” adjacent to Iran as an important point and that Iraq has been part of this conflict since the last period which witnessed the outbreak of the first Gulf War  (1980-1988)  because of border problems and a dispute over Shatt al-Arab, and what followed after that, specifically from 2003 when the United States of America and its allies occupied Iraq’s lands and made a political change by the destruction of its security and military institutions. It increased the importance of Iraq in being a subject of competition between the competing parties in exploiting the advantages and ingredients that Iraq enjoys in order to achieve their goals and interests at the expense of the other party and to start the process of influencing its political situation to ensure a political approach that does not depart from the framework of their interests and competitive goals, and at the same time trying to exploit and influence the other conditions (security, economic and ideological conditions) that Iraq is going through in order to achieve a position of influence for them in order to monitor, follow up, and take a counter to them towards the other party, without concern for the interests of Iraq or its political, security and economic stability, as long as this leads to achieving more advantages in favor of the competing parties, and removing Iraq from the arena of regional competition as a power that has its regional status and prestige.

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Hussein, A. I. F. A. (2022). Iraq and the US-Iranian conflict, influence and influence. Political Sciences Journal, (64), 309–338.