The paper aims to examine the complex triangular relations between Baghdad, Kuwait City and Riyadh focusing on the obstacles still hindering their rapprochement and the positions of the Saudi and Kuwaiti leaderships towards the new Iraq. In this framework, after an historical introduction, the analysis will describe the effects Operation Iraqi Freedom had at the regional level, underlining in particular the challenges (and opportunities) it presented to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The paper will then examine the debate related to Iraqi federalism and the formation of new autonomous regions, focusing in particular on its internal and external implications, especially concerning Saudi and Kuwaiti interests.

Plebani, A., Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait: post-2003 Challenges and Opportunities for the Iraqi Federal Architecture, in Plebani, A., Al-ubaydly, O. (ed.), GCC relations with post-war Iraq: a strategic perspective, Gulf Research Centre Cambridge, Cambridge 2014: 15- 35 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63012]

Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait: post-2003 Challenges and Opportunities for the Iraqi Federal Architecture

Plebani, Andrea
2014

Abstract

The paper aims to examine the complex triangular relations between Baghdad, Kuwait City and Riyadh focusing on the obstacles still hindering their rapprochement and the positions of the Saudi and Kuwaiti leaderships towards the new Iraq. In this framework, after an historical introduction, the analysis will describe the effects Operation Iraqi Freedom had at the regional level, underlining in particular the challenges (and opportunities) it presented to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The paper will then examine the debate related to Iraqi federalism and the formation of new autonomous regions, focusing in particular on its internal and external implications, especially concerning Saudi and Kuwaiti interests.
Inglese
GCC relations with post-war Iraq: a strategic perspective
9781909864078
Gulf Research Centre Cambridge
Plebani, A., Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait: post-2003 Challenges and Opportunities for the Iraqi Federal Architecture, in Plebani, A., Al-ubaydly, O. (ed.), GCC relations with post-war Iraq: a strategic perspective, Gulf Research Centre Cambridge, Cambridge 2014: 15- 35 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63012]
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