Iraq: From Crisis Hotspot to Promoter of Inter-Regional Dialogue and Reconciliation
This volume assesses how the European Union and Italy can support Baghdad’s efforts to promote itself as a regional hub of cooperation, mediation and integration in the Gulf region and broader Middle East. The volume looks into practices on the (sub)national, transnational and regional level which are sustaining and giving concrete expression to Iraq’s emerging role identity, but also where gaps remain, major hurdles appear and outside support could be needed. In particular, this is observed by addressing key issue areas in the cultural, social, economic, energetic, and environmental domains where Iraq has potential resources and capacities to (re)build its inclusive identity and where the EU and Italy can support and promote Iraqi efforts to foster internal and inter-regional dialogue and reconciliation.
Volume produced in the framework of the project “Iraq: From Crisis Hotspot to Promoter of Inter-Regional Dialogue and Reconciliation”.
Part 1. Social and cultural resources for an inclusive Iraqi identity
1. Transitional Justice in Iraq: The Challenges of National Healing and Recovery, by Rend Al-Rahim
2. Rethinking Cultural Heritage in Iraq’s Future, by Maysoon Al-Damluji and Maria Luisa Fantappiè
Part 2. Energy, trade and connectivity integration as a bridge for intra-regional reconciliation
3. Iraqi Pipeline Diplomacy: Cooperation, Connectivity and Regional Interdependence, by Ruba Husar
4. From Threat to Opportunity: Harnessing Climate Change to Build a Prosperous Future for Iraq and the Region, by Azzam Alwash
5. Iraq’s Transboundary Water Resources as a Source of Cooperation and Conflict, by Cornelius Adebahr
6. Conclusions and Recommendations, by Giulia Daga