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Security and governance in the disputed territories under a fractured GOI: the case of Northern Diyala

Ali Saleem, Zmkan, Skelton, Mac and van den Toorn, Christine (2018) Security and governance in the disputed territories under a fractured GOI: the case of Northern Diyala. Conflict Research Programme Blog (06 Dec 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In October 2017, the Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) political and military hold over large swaths of the disputed territories evaporated overnight. A mix of military forces and militias backed by the Government of Iraq (GOI) overwhelmed Kurdish Peshmerga forces, quickly taking over strategic areas of Diyala, Salahadin, Ninawa, and Kirkuk. While legally and constitutionally these territories remain disputed, in actuality the KRG’s political and military influence has declined dramatically in a short period of time, leaving the GOI and its affiliates in control. What are the implications of renewed GOI control? What does this shift in the security arrangement tell us about future KRG–GOI attempts to resolve the dispute over these territories?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/crp/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 23:23
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102014

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