“Water Diplomacy” It Is Not Enough to Fix Iran-Iraq’s Water Dispute


ByDr. Banafsheh Keynoush

Iran could be drawn into a major water dispute with Iraq. Water scarcity has triggered significant socio-political and security problems in Iran. Iraq blames Iran for changing the course of rivers that flow into the Tigris and Euphrates, as well as building dams in contravention to international law. Iran thinks the problem can be fixed through proactive “water diplomacy” with Iraq but admits that such a policy is lacking.

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Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush
Non-resident fellow at Rasanah-IIIS