The Root Causes of the Religious and Ethnic Conflicts in Syria and Iraq
The American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and American foreign policy mistakes were major reasons for rise of violence in Iraq as well as emergence of her own enemy, the Islamic State. Ideology and motivations of the Islamic State were shaped by Anti-Americanism and Anti-Americanism was rekindled by the USA. This study takes a critical look at issue of how wrong decisions of the USA caused increasing violence in Iraq and Syria and how Anti-Americanism braced the Islamic State. Also, it focuses upon discriminatory policies of the USA in Iraq and how these policies turned into one of reasons rising religious and ethnic conflicts. In addition, it focuses upon melioration efforts of the USA and their results.
Keywords: Islamic State, Anti-Americanism, American Foreign Policy, Middle East.
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