The Impact of Foreign Interventions on Iraqi Politics and Nationalism
Al-Ghanim, Khalifa. “The Impact of Foreign Interventions on Iraqi Politics and Nationalism”, Boston College, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:108944.
This thesis takes a historical approach in examining the effects of foreign intervention and interference in the development of Iraqi nationalism. The first portion of the thesis provides a background of Iraq’s history to provide the reader with knowledge of Iraq’s political development. The thesis will demonstrate that direct occupation, transnationalism, and a weak state have prevented Iraq from developing a coherent national identity that can be adopted by all ethnosectarian groups in the state. Tracing the development of Iraq as a state, as well as an analysis of the motivations of foreign actors and transnational entities will shed light on this dynamic.