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The IST is pleased to share with the policy-making, media, academic and other interested communities the cutting edge work of our experts; below are their most recent publications and other works. These publications represent the views of their respective authors, and not necessarily those of the Institute.

On occasion, the Institute will post materials from guest contributors who are not IST experts but who bring specialized or technical approaches that we consider notable for offering creative analyses or solutions to international crises. 

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Briefing on the Republic of Iraq's National Security Strategy
Author: Hamza Hasan Shareef on: March/30/2016

The Government of Iraq has issued its first National Security Strategy for the next decade. Hamza Shareef, Director of the Al-Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies and National Team Coordinator of the Joint Inter-Ministerial Team, kindly briefs us on key elements of the strategy.

 
Restoring Our Civilian-Military Stabilization Capabilities to Counter Terrorist Threats in the Middle East
Author: Max Primorac on: December/04/2014

Primorac observes that the West no longer possesses the civilian-military stabilization capabilities needed to support a future international stabilization mission. He argues that it is time for the trans-Atlantic alliance to revitalize these capabilities based on lessons learned from our previous engagements in Iraq and Afghanitan.

 
The Spark of Rebellion: Exercising Their Options
Author: Lamar Cravens on: April/01/2014

This journal set of articles looks back at the 2004 rebellion that broke out in Iraq's Shia-majority southern provinces.

 
Provincial Governance in Iraq: Councils, Contestations & Capacity Building
Author: Lamar Cravens on: August/31/2013
 
The Military and Government in Iraq: Military leaders should learn from history
Author: Hamza Hasan Shareef on: July/01/2012

Review of the negative role played by Iraq's military since independence and need to depoliticize the army to protect the country's democacy, in Unipath Magazine, a military journal published by the Commander of US Central Command.

 
Decentralization in Iraq: Practices, Processes, and Prospects
Author: Lamar Cravens on: June/23/2011
 
Computer Aided Democracy in Iraq
Author: Robert Cassilly on: May/09/2011
 
 
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