Tag: International relations

13Nov
Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water

By Alexandra Marvar – The Nation, 11 November 2019 In times of conflict, war, and climate change, hydropower is state power Since the early 2000s, a massive hydropower…

24Mar
Will Iraq lose its benefits from Shatt al-Arab River to Iran?

By Omar Al-Jaffal, Al-Monitor, 23 March 2019 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Baghdad March 11 to endorse the two countries’ renewed commitment to the 1975 Algiers Agreement regarding the shared…

8Jul
After Cutting of Water Flows, Iraqis Turn to Protest against Iranian Dams

This week, a group of protesters demonstrated near the Iranian Consulate in Sulaymaniyah. Their issue: Iranian dams that have stemmed the water flows to the Kurdistan Region. The…

25Apr
Iraq’s Water Resources are Not for Sale

By Ismaeel Dawood, Save the Tigris Recently a post was published on Facebook by Dr. Hasan-Al-Janaby, an Iraqi academic and expert on water issues, in which he expresses…

13Jan
Neglect May Do What Daesh Didn’t: Breach Iraqi Dam

The New York Times – Michael R. Gordon More than 16 months after Iraqi and Kurdish forces reclaimed Mosul Dam from Daesh fighters, the structure faces a new threat:…

22Sep
Save Hasankeyf, Save the Iraqi Marshes, Stop Ilisu Dam: Demonstration at the UK Commission for UNESCO

21 September 2015, KURDISHSOLIDARITYNET Today (Monday) we gathered in London to demonstrate at the UK Commission for UNESCO’s office. We demonstrated in solidarity with our Kurdish friends as…

8Sep
Shadow Report on Ilisu Dam’s Impacts on Human Rights in Iraq, and the Iraqi Government’s Failure to Act (Geneva Meeting)

The Save the Tigris River and Iraqi Marshes Campaign prepared a shadow report covering the water situation in Iraq as part of the reviewing process of Iraq’s compliance…

15Jul
Will Iraq find political allies against Ilisu Dam in Turkey?

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign/ICSSI Although the construction of Ilisu Dam is nearing its completion, the situation for the residents in the town…

28May
The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River

Chatham House The Euphrates’ existing resource security challenges have been compounded by upheaval in Syria and Iraq. Without urgent attention, stresses on the river’s resources will add to…

12May
Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign

Press Release, May 12, 2015 Iraq faces a growing water emergency. Frequent water shortages, due to chronic mismanagement, have intensified into a complex crisis. Daesh is using Iraq’s…

10May
A New Chapter in Iraqi-Turkish Transboundary Water Relations

By Assist. Prof. Vakur Sümer, ORSAM Advisor, Selçuk University, 16 March 2015 Several weeks after the resignation of previous Iraqi administration in August, Turkish President Erdogan and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad…

5May
Iraq calls for regional strategic investments projects in the Tigris-Euphrates basin

Shafaq News On Wednesday, Iraq called for the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to be the foundation of joint cooperation projects for the basin countries through strategic investment projects.…