TITLE

Kirkuk Conflict: The Underlying Energy Dimension

AUTHOR(S)
Sarma, Hriday
PUB. DATE
May 2014
SOURCE
Peace & Conflict Monitor;May2014, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper offers a different perspective on the conflict within Kirkuk Governorate vis-Ã-vis the commonly held view of it being principally an ethno-national conflict based on territorial claims of Kurdish nationalism. The foundation of this analysis is the recognition that the local politics of the energy rich Kirkuk region are increasingly connected with the national and regional energy geopolitics, which are responsible for many of the defining characteristics of the conflict today. After reviewing the positions and interests of various stakeholders, this paper lays out certain recommendations that can be considered by relevant parties in resolving the conflict.
ACCESSION #
97774621

 

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