Post-ISIS Security: Iraq Case Studies

Field research was conducted in 15 distinct districts or subdistricts to develop case studies shedding light on the current security situation in Iraq's post-ISIS areas. The field research was conducted in January, February, and March 2017. Click here to access the case studies. Read More

Literature Review of Local, Regional or Sub-State Defense Forces in Iraq

Regional or community forces, militias, and other forms of local security actors have long existed in Iraq, supported either by local political actors or parties, regional actors or non-state groups. However, in the last two years, these local and hybrid security forces have proliferated. Peshmerga forces, the militia groups working... Read More

Working Discussion: "What comes after Mosul? Local and national security relationships, and the impact of local or non-state security force proliferation”

On December 15th, 2016, the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted a working discussion titled “What comes after Mosul? Local and national security relationships, and the impact of local or non-state security force proliferation.” In the last two years, regional... Read More