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20 August 2015

ArabTrans research project featured in Al Arabiya

Results of the survey conducted by the project's team were published in an article published on the popular TV station's website.

The article proved popular with the public, with more than 1300 views 60 tweets since its publication. It resulted with a good deal of interest from scientific community with scholars retweeting the article or contacting the project's team directly.

The publication focused on the survey questions asking the Iraqi population about their primary identity, as well as their perception of other countries, including Iran, the United States, Russia, and China.

The project's scientific leader Dr Andrea Teti was asked by Al Arabiya to comment on the project's results.

At the same time, the data indicates suspicion of Washington despite U.S. help to Iraqi opposition groups and dissidents in toppling the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Asked to explain this, Professor Andrea Teti of University of Aberdeen’s Department of Politics and International Relations said given the phase which the survey is in, it is still too early to answer “such a specific question.”

“What we can do is look at those variables which express stability/instability alongside responses to questions about the state of affairs in Iraq, and infer that factors of perceived instability are connected to areas in which respondents feel there is instability,” he told Al Arabiya News.

The article can be accessed here


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