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Between the Iraq-Iran border and the Mediterranean Sea

Updated: Feb 21, 2018

Jonathan Spyer writes at Fathom journal about the space between the Iraq-Iran border and the Mediterranean Sea. This space has witnessed a series of uprisings and a civil war. This process has collided with two separate dynamics, namely the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and its fallout, and the ongoing Iranian project of expansion into neighbouring states by the building of proxies. The collision of these three processes has led to a situation in which there is today no single functioning state that performs 100 per cent of the services we would expect of modern states, in the area in question.


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