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January 2012

The Domestic Underpinnings of U.S. Global Power

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Can Iraq Be Saved? The Case for Federalism

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Analyzing Iraq's three primary ethno-religious groups, Shia, Sunni, and Kurd, CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb argues in favor of a shift away from centralized government toward regional authority.

Gelb states, "Federalism is not partition. It is the tried and true means of allowing peoples who don't trust each other to live together in one country by decentralizing power. Today federalism remains Iraq's only hope for peace."

 

 

 

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