Iraq’s Water Wars: The Sectarian Fight Over Resources

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses on CCTV the water wars being waged in Iraq.  Shank highlights the history of water misuse in the region and how water wars are impacting Sunni-Shia relations. Shank also discusses US engagement in Iraq past and present and how it’s contributed to the violence. Video courtesy of CCTV.