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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Iraq in the Eye of Terror Storm


Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2014, Pages 1353–1362

 Iraq in the Eye of Terror Storm

Anshumali Shukla1

1 POST GRADUATE TEACHER – GEOGRAPHY, ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL, BEAS, PUNJAB, India

Original language: English

Received 26 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The ancient name of Iraq is Mesopotamia. The word Mesopotamia is a combination of two words 'Meso' & 'Potamia'. The Word 'Meso' refers to 'between or middle while 'Potamia' refers to 'Water body or river. Therefore it is a land between two rivers and these two rivers were Tigris and Euphrates. The middle location can be sometimes useful while other times it may be a destructive. Iraq's geographical middle location has been responsible for rise and fall of many civilizations since ancient times. But in the present paper a discussion has been made on the present i.e. in 21st century Iraq. Presently, Iraq is trapped, firstly, between two sectarian ideologies of Islam, one is the 'Sunni sect' whose philosophy and ideology is supported by Saudi Arabia and other one is 'Shia or Shiite sect' supported by Iran. Iraq is also caught between the rivalries of U.S.A. and Russia. For both also a stable Iraq is not favorable because both supply arms and ammunition to Iraqi army. The result is in front of us, a terror off shoot of Al-Qaida known as ISIS (Islamic state of Iraq and Syria /Levant) has captured a large swath of area in the north as well as west of Iraq and capital Baghdad is under the threat of their attacks. In the present paper an attempt has been made to known exactly what are the causes behind this sectarian evil war in Iraq its geopolitical effects and some possible remedies for the solution of the current problem in Iraq have also suggested.

Author Keywords: Mesopotamia, Location, Trapped, Rivalries and Swath.


How to Cite this Article


Anshumali Shukla, “Iraq in the Eye of Terror Storm,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1353–1362, August 2014.