” The KRG President Barzani has called for negotiations with Baghdad for independence, however, the potential punitive measures and political alienation by Turkey and Iran may weaken the KRG’s hand in forcing such negotiations.
” Following announcements from the State Department, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee-Sanders told reporters that “we hope for a unified Iraq to annihilate ISIS, and certainly a unified Iraq to push back on Iran.
ot only Turkey and countries in the Middle East including Iran and the Baghdad government, but the US has only spoken out largely against the proposed referendum in northern Iraq.
As we downsize the scale from global to regional actors, Israel and Iran seem to be the opposite poles of this issue.
On the other hand, established art house directors belong to what one might call as either “World Cinema” or as the Turkish New Wave, similar to recent new waves from various non-Western European countries such as Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Romania, and Iran.
In this respect, Turkey should improve relations with global powers like Russia and China, while emphasizing cooperation and tensions with regional powers like Saudi Arabia and Iran.
UAVs and the Regional Balance of Power Among the regional rivals of Turkey such as Iran, Israel, Egypt and Russia, who are the actors we can compete with in the region? Iran and Israel started their UAV works before us.
This independence referendum is for Iraqi Kurdistan and it is not going to change the current Iraqi international border, which will be the official border of Kurdistan with Turkey, Iran, and Syria.
For a multi-polar world order Russia wants to form a new power center with countries like China, India and Iran under the umbrella of International Organizations like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)Moreover, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization formed by the former Soviet bloc countries are a part of Russia’s initiative towards establishing new blocks.
Iran will avail itself of this new round of violence to assure its total dominance over Iraq and the building of a Shiite crescent will be completed.
For Russia, a partial agreement with Turkey on Syria means counterbalancing Iran’s influence in Syria.
In the ongoing sort of conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, he said countries like Pakistan and Turkey think these divisions only help countries who are the enemy of Islam.