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Consequences of Iraq's security conflicts in the west of Iran with emphasis placed on the refugee crisis

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Iran's proximity with countries most of which faced with insecurity, strife and wars due to internal conflicts or by means of regional and international crises has caused our country to be affected by such consequences. One of the most prominent of these adverse impacts has been the occurrence of refugee crisis and the often entrance of refugees fleeing from wars and crises in Iraq into the Iranian soil. This country, due to several decades of despotism and dictatorship of the Baath Party, existence of various religious and ethnic gaps, and existence of a failed government lacking a true nation-state has been considered one of the hotspots for crises in the region, thus causing a huge number of people to enter its neighboring countries including Iran. The presence of Iraqi refugees in Iran, though administered in most cases by relevant officials and institutions quite systematically, the unwanted side-effects as well as resulting problematic outcomes cannot be ignored. Given the history of this phenomenon during the past decades and a review of the partitioned, non-homogenous and turbulent situation of Iraq, we can certainly ascertain that despite existence of apparent changes within the political arena and governance in Iraq, little changes have occurred in the unstable nature and turbulent structure of this country. This means that the risk of occurrence of refugee crisis in the west of country still exists.
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  • Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan), Iran
  • Department of International Relations, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
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