The Political Stakes of the Battle for Mosul

Shia fighter in the city of Mosul, November 2016 – © Patrick Chauvel The battle for Mosul is the final episode of the recapture of Iraq. It is the last act of a divided political and military landscape on the verge of new struggles. The absence of any agreements...
Iraq: two Years after the Fall of Mosul

Iraq: two Years after the Fall of Mosul

IRAQ FROM THE GROUND Two years after the fall of Mosul   Introduction Chapter 1: The Militias and the State in Iraq Map 1: Competing Actors, Fragmented Territories: Iraq and Syria, June 2016 Chapter 2: After the Islamic State: the Case of Touzkhurmatu Map 2:...
L’après État islamique: le cas de Tuz Khurmatu

L’après État islamique: le cas de Tuz Khurmatu

Iraq From the Ground – Chapitre 2 Pour revenir au dossier complet en anglais, cliquez ici. Suite aux revers militaires essuyés par l’État islamique (EI), la logique d’un front commun entre forces kurdes et forces turkmènes chiites pro-Bagdad qui le combattent...
Shiite nationalism? Sistani, Present in Absence

Shiite nationalism? Sistani, Present in Absence

Protesters wave the Iraqi flag and pictures of Ali al-Sistani in a demonstration of support to the Prime Minister on Tahrir Square in Baghdad. © AP This is an extended version of an article previously published, in French and in Arabic, by Orient XXI. It does not take...
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