Matthew Saayman is a recent graduate of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. His research interests include federalism, democratic theory, democratization, development, and conflict resolution. He has experience working in the federal government, with charitable organizations, and with university administrations.
Articles by Matthew
The capacity of the Iraqi state is still tenuous and the sectarian tensions that embroiled the country after the invasion could re-emerge. Long-term stability for Iraq will require resolving disputes over federal relations.
Violence continues to embroil Iraq and that violence more often than not is along the fault lines of religious and ethnic groups.
The internecine conflict that tore through Iraq in 2006-2008 may rekindle in the near future; the inflaming of sectarian tensions is a possibility.