The Rise of ISIS and the Partial Collapse of the Iraqi State

  • 2017

The Rise of ISIS and the Partial Collapse of the Iraqi State

A result of Prime Minister Nourri al-Maliki’s policies at the Political, Economic and Military Level
Author:
Samuel-Alexandre Mercier
Abstract:

Since his appointment as Prime Minister in 2006, Nouri Al-Maliki moved to centralize the political apparatus in Iraq by limiting the power of the Iraqi Parliament and the cabinet to influence state practices. Between 2006 and 2012, Maliki greatly deteriorated the ability of formal institutions to enact their mandate within the governmental apparatus and managed to place his office as Prime Minister at the center of Iraqi Power politics. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impacts of Maliki’s sectarian policies in the political, economic and military apparatus and how such practices have paved the way for the rise of ISIS.