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Iraq is Being Pushed to The Brink - Unity With Syria Must Remain a Long Term Goal - Eurasia Future
Lost opportunities In 1958 when a military coup overthrew the Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq, many felt that a new Arab republic would join Egypt and Syria as part of the United Arab Republic. However, Iraq’s first republican leader Abd al-Karim Qasim decided against the wishes of his Nasserist advisers and never formalised …