Policy Paper “Erbil Missile Attack: A Repeated Policy and Continued Attack”

Date of publication: March 15, 2022

Ziryan Rojhelati, the director of the Rudaw Research Centre in Erbil, has published a policy paper “Erbil Missile Attack: A Repeated Policy and Continued Attack” for the Prague Centre for Middle East Relations (PCMR) of CEVRO Institute. The paper identifies the main implications of the attack in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq and analysis the situation within the context of the power balance in the Middle East.

On the 13th of March, there have been missile attacks, for which the Islamic Revolutionary Guard have claimed the responsibility, in the Kurdish-populated Erbil in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The missile attacks have damaged civilian areas including several buildings near the US consulate in the capital of the Kurdistan Region. As explained in this paper, the reasons for the attack can be ranged from the domestic politics of Iraq and power balance in the Middle East to the natural gas issue of the region.

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