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Posted: August 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Iraq: A three-state solution, by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

 Iraq: A three-state solution

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

August 14, 2015

In my November 2, 2006 United Press International article “Understanding Iraq” I wrote:

“The United States needs to develop a strategy based on the worst-case scenario. If fragmentation of Iraq is inevitable, then the best course of action may be to step back, focus on development of areas of stability, and leverage the religious and tribal differences to destabilize the opposition.”

It is often overlooked that more than three-quarters of the Iraqi population have ties to one of over 100 tribes, which provide religious and cultural identity and, in a power vacuum, an alternative government. In fact, Saddam Hussein, during the course of his rule, was required to make continual adjustments in his power base, balancing the often competing interests of state tribalism, selected military and paramilitary organizations and Baath party…

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