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Epos converses with Dr. Pierre Berthelot

by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

EPOS has discussed with Pierre Berthelot, expert in geopolitics and professor of cultures and societies of the Middle East, the challeges that the newly elected President Macron is going to face in the next years. In the following exclusive interview realized by Eleonora Lamio, Dr. Berthelot analyses the issues of terrorism, the economic and strategic relations with the North Africa and the Middle East, the war in Syria, the situation in Libya and the European policy on the Mediterranean. Dr. Pierre Berthelot has a Phd in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Bordeaux III (France) and he is specialised in international relations in the Middle East. He is Professor at HORIZONS UNIVERSITY/FACO PARIS and Associate Researcher in Middle East Issues at IPSE

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by Idrees Mohammed

EPOS Insights

In the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the Kurdish de facto state, that was born in 1992, was further consolidated. Iraq’s new constitution recognizes Kurdistan Region (KRG) as a federal unit and envisions significant competences bestowed to regions such as the right to export oil. The involvement in international affairs by KRG takes into question the realists’ view that states are the only units in world politics. A group of characteristics make Kurdistan Region an attracted factor in states’ strategy towards the Middle East. In the following exclusive article for EPOS WorldView, PhD candidate and EPOS analyst Idrees Mohamed analyses the role of KRG in the international arena, pointing out the most relevant aspects of the Kurdish issue



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