The Interview

Iraq: The 'idea of a soft partition came from the US'

Is Iraq headed towards a partition? The rise of the Islamic State group has highlighted the weakness of the central power. Moreover, the Kurds who are fighting Islamists are pushing, in the same time, for more autonomy.Myriam Benraad is a research fellow in Middle East studies and an expert on Iraq. In her book, recently published in French, she explains the roots of the tensions that have plagued Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein and the American invasion.