De-Securitising and Re-Prioritising EU-Iraq Relations

Author
Flavio Fusco
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Abstract
Located at the heart of the Middle East, connecting the Levant to the Persian Gulf, Iraq has always been at the centre of regional dynamics. Yet, the country is today reduced to a quasi-failed state fundamentally damaged in its political, social and economic fabric, with long-term consequences that trace a fil rouge from the 2003 US-led invasion to the emergence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) and the country’s current structural fragility.
Topic
Security, Foreign Policy, European Union
Political Geography
Iraq, Europe, Middle East, United States of America