• Political Science
  • Published 2012

Is Federalism Based on Ethnic Partition a Viable Solution in Iraq

@inproceedings{Merritt2012IsFB,
  title={Is Federalism Based on Ethnic Partition a Viable Solution in Iraq},
  author={Douglas W Merritt},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract : The U.S. strategy in Iraq from 2003 to 2007 focused on transitioning Iraq into a unified democratic nation state with majority and minority leaders working toward common goals. One seemingly unforeseen issue was that primordial nationalism overshadowed modern nationalism. Primordial nationalism provided an exploitable seam for outside actors and internal ethnically driven leaders to create instability despite the efforts of the United States. Under the confines of the initial U.S… CONTINUE READING