As the French President seeks an increased role for his country in the Middle East, it becomes essential to analyse his objectives. In this article, I scrutinise Macron’s policy on Iraq. I conclude that his goals are not realistic and are biased in favour of the Kurds which prevents him from being a mediator in the Kurdish-Arab conflict. Although the President’s call for a new referendum in the disputed areas is in line with the constitution, it is not feasible in practice and will do more harm than good. His goal of disbanding the PMF militias is similarly impossible to accomplish. It would create a security vacuum that would benefit ISIS or new Sunni insurgency groups.

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