|Author (Person)||Lang, Józef, Strachota, Krzysztof|
|Publisher||Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)|
|Series Title||OSW Commentary|
|Series Details||No.247 (08.08.17)|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Against the backdrop of the ongoing dismantling of Islamic State (IS) and the preparations for the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan scheduled for 25 September, Iraq as a whole is facing a new conflict which is likely to result in a thorough revision of the present balance of power in this part of the Middle East. A serious risk has emerged that the conflict may rapidly escalate, and its consequences may be more serious for the Middle East and Europe than the fight against Islamic State.
|Countries / Regions||Europe|