Vol 12 No 1 (2024): June (In Progress)
International Law

Iraq's Fragmentation and Its Impact on Global Diplomacy
Fragmentasi Irak dan Dampaknya terhadap Diplomasi Global

Saleem F. Aljebori
Faculty of Law, University of Kerbala, Iraq *

(*) Corresponding Author

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Published May 9, 2024
  • Foreign Policy,
  • Internal Divisions,
  • Sectarian Conflict,
  • Diplomatic Relations,
  • Political Factions
How to Cite
Aljebori , S. F. (2024). Iraq’s Fragmentation and Its Impact on Global Diplomacy. Rechtsidee, 12(1), 10.21070/jihr.v12i1.1017. https://doi.org/10.21070/jihr.v12i1.1017


This study explores how Iraq's internal sectarian and ethnic divisions influence its foreign policy and diplomatic relationships. Focusing on the power dynamics among Shia, Sunni, and Kurdish factions, the research employs qualitative analysis to reveal that these internal conflicts significantly shape Iraq’s regional and global engagements. The findings highlight the critical role of domestic political fragmentation in determining the country's foreign policy direction, underscoring the importance of understanding these internal dynamics for international diplomacy and policy-making.


  • Internal Politics: Iraq's foreign policy is heavily influenced by the interplay of sectarian and ethnic divisions among Shia, Sunni, and Kurdish factions.
  • Diplomatic Challenges: These internal conflicts shape Iraq's diplomatic engagements, affecting its relations with neighboring countries and global powers.
  • Policy Implications: Understanding the impact of domestic fragmentation is essential for international diplomacy and strategic foreign policy formulation.

Keywords: Foreign Policy, Internal Divisions, Sectarian Conflict, Diplomatic Relations, Political Factions


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