IRAQ, THE PROBLEMATIC HERITAGE
Iraq can be considered a collage of the Middle East with regard to the cultural and ethnic structure of the population it has sheltered. It is possible to see the strategic trails left by colonialists in the borders of Iraq, a heritage of the post Ottoman colonialist period.
Iraq’s borders, located at important junctions where global competition flaunts its power, determining the fields of conflict with its neighbours rather than preserving the sovereign lands of a state. In this context, the problems regarding Iraq’s borders increase the potential of struggle with its neighbours and submission to foreign interventions.
To examine how the formation of its borders, which have lent reason for bloody struggles from Iran Iraq war to the occupation of Kuwait, requires delving into the core of the tensions in the Middle East. From this perspective, the book analyzes in depth those borders which determine the sovereign lands of Iraq and the lines which separate it from its neighbours, thus perpetuating the struggle. Iraq, the Problematic Heritage is a publication which demonstrates how the competition between the external powers is reflected in the region.