And, remaining still, is the one great incentive for preventing war -- seeking a more complete understanding of why such conflicts occur. Admittedly, we are inundated with hypotheses concerning the causes of war. But anyone who searches for a single explanation is likely to meet with disappointment, despite the attention of such intellectual giants as Spinoza, Rousseau, Kant and Clausewitz.
Iraq after the parliamentarian elections and beyond Corneliu PIVARIU The latest parliamentarian elections in Iraq, held on May 12th,designated the members of the Council of Representatives — the unicameral parliament which, in its turn, would, according to the constitution, elect the prime Initially they were to be held in September and were postponed due to the fights against Daesh.
The government led by prime minister Hai-dar al-Abadi responded by closing Erbil International airport, by taking over the control of the borders between Kurdistan and the neighbouring countries, by taking over the control of all disputed territories, including the town of Kirkuk using the militias al-Hashd al-Shaabi — Popular Mobilisa-tion and, afterwards, through negotiations, the results of the referendum were formally cancelled.
Reflecting the internal restlessness and the lack of political maturity, more than parties were registered for the elections and at the end of the registrations on the electoral lists, 27 coalitions were to be found grouping parties while the other parties participated independently. The participation to vote was the lowest since Saddam Hussein's regime was overthrown innamely That proved the population's lack of confidence in the current Iraqi political class and, in a way, the sense of resignation to the difficult situation the country is going through.
Following certain suspicions of fraud, the parliament ordered on June 6th a manual recount of the votes but on June 10th a warehouse where about half of the ballots were kept burned down.
No party or electoral alliance acquired the majority that enables the appointment of the prime minister and afterwards forming the government and that is why during the first meeting of the newly elected parliament, at the beginning of September, not even the chairman of the parliament could have been elected.
The Alliance for Reform in short in the Arabic language Saairun — Forward acquired unexpectedly good results and its main component, the Islamic Party of Integrity, known also as Sadr Movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr, a Shiite cleric known for his nationalistic attitude and an opponent of both Iran and the USA and who proved, over time, he was not consistent in his attitude, something he did recently when refused to back Haidar al-Abadi for a new mandate after he initially agreed to.
An important role will play the Kurdish representatives who gained 47 seats and may determine which governing coalition will be. Nevertheless, their condition of lifting all restrictions imposed and Kirkuk's returning to Kurdistan administration remains in place.
The next meeting of the newly elected parliament is to be held on September 15th, yet in all likelihood it will not succeed in unblocking the situation having in mind the latest domestic developments especially in the oil rich Basra region, south of the country, where violent demonstrations and confrontations resulted in 14 dead.
Prime minister Abadi visited the area and decided the creation of 10, new jobs and underlined the dysfunctionalities of an artificially bloated government apparatus. Nevertheless, the population have much bigger discontents related to the public services mainly water supplyeconomic inequities and unemployment.
The subsidized economy characterizing the current situation in Iraq led to the redistribution of oil revenues to different parties which, in their turn, appointed in public positions loyal followers and not efficient specialists.
Besides, Iraq is seen domestically as a failed state whereby the central government is concerned with how to steal the country's resources and not how to rule through a real sharing of power to the benefit of the common citizen.
The confrontation between the USA and Iran for influencing the process of forming the governmentthe Iranian general Kasem Suleimani, the head of Pasdaran actions and those of the American Envoy for the Global Coalition against Daesh, Brett McGurk are obvious signs of this dispute which should be added to this difficult domestic situation which will last for many years.
Under such circumstancesIraq's future doesn't look too well.Because the alternative as you can clearly see from the end of the war to date, has been the social, economic, and infrastructure demise of one of the region's most power houses, and the disputed single largest oil reserve in the world.
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Weary of war International Problems Put in place to limit Saddam's power. Did not work as Saddam's lifestyle remained unharmed and people of Iraq suffered. Other countries violated. Sep 11, · The lootfest, the war zone look for Delhi (a world war wouldn't cause Connaught Place to look like it does now), leaking stadia and rampant dengue/malaria epidemics it seems like even the powers above don't want these Games to happen.
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“sore point” with Iraq, the survival of Saddam’s power was the driving force behind Iraq’s national security strategy. 3 Hiro Dilip, Roots of Conflict, After the Iranian Revolution, in The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict, (New York: Routledge, ) p