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The impact of western powers on the conflictual relationship between Iran and Iraq (1980-2016)

Gassama, Saikou Kawsu and Ebrahimi, Mansoureh and Yusoff, Kamaruzaman (2020) The impact of western powers on the conflictual relationship between Iran and Iraq (1980-2016). Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (6). pp. 306-311. ISSN 2394-5125


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.31838/jcr.07.06.53


This article aims to address the politics of conflict between Iran, Iraq and the west from 1980 to 2016. In this study, we analyse the history of western impacts in light of Western foreign policies, and seek solutions for preventing Western impositions. Dynamics responsible for the politics of this conflict and its exacerbation include the role of Western hegemony as played by various actors. A classical realist approach reveals that Western Powers pursued their interests at all costs. We offer an approach to rapprochement between deeply wounded neighbours. These recommendations are offered for strategic considerations with the express purpose of ending or minimizing conflict and promoting peaceful coexistence. Building Iran-Iraq detente will contribute to regional peace and has potential to foster wider confidence and reduced levels of conflict in other regions. Both countries can then dedicate much needed revenues to developing their countries; monies that are currently bled by Western and Israeli arms industries.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:conflictual relationship, Iran, Iraq
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:89797
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:04 Mar 2021 02:45
Last Modified:04 Mar 2021 02:45

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