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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

  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: Actors and Territories in the Iraqi conflict, June 2016...

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

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...

Yarmouk: a War of All Against All

Demonstration in Gaza in solidarity with the Palestinians of the Yarmouk camp (Ashraf Amra / APA images) Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici “Yarmouk has been living under siege for over 650 days; water and electricity have been cut for over 200...

The Iraqi Crisis: A Return on Social Trajectories

Image : Kirkuk bazaar - April 2013 - AQ / Noria Research © Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici    This piece is part of a series of interviews from Noria's researchers' various fields, to which we might consider devoting a full new section, should...

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