- Dec 2015
Considering that Iraq has a lot of oil, it could probably become a very wealthy country like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait are. I do think that long-term political stability in Iraq would require Iraqi Sunni Arabs to feel like their concerns are being addressed, though. This could be done by including Sunni Arab parties in Iraqi governing coalition, by giving Sunni Arabs a share of Iraq's oil revenue, and/or by creating an autonomous region for Sunni Arabs in the parts of Iraq where they are the majority.
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As for Iraq relations with the so called west. Millions of Americans and Europeans of the allied forces died fighting the Third Reich and Axis powers of WW2. But today the USA is on good standing with Germany, Japan, and Italy. It makes sense today that the USA and Iraq are allies, 16 years after the US invasion of Saddams Iraq. The challenge for Iraq is can Iraq become a modern day Japan or Saudi Arabia, can Iraq become more wealthy and successful? The potential is there.
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