Trouble on the Other Side of the Euphrates

DePetris, Daniel
May 2013
Foreign Policy in Focus;5/16/2013, p1
The article discusses the role of the U.S. and the United Nations (UN) as mediators in the conflict between the Shia-dominated Iraqi armed forces and the Sunni population. The author notes that tension could worsen if the government of Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki fails to resolve the issue of forceful entry of Iraqi army into a protest camp of Sunnis in northern Iraq on April 23, 2013. Political engagement between Sunnis, Shiites and other leaders is necessary to resolve the conflict.


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