To save the “One Iraq,” on which the United States has spent billions, we need to directly support, train, and equip a nonpartisan Peshmerga fighting force.Read More
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On September 2015, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) came out with a report detailing the experiences of Islamic State (IS) defectors. The Centre gave key recommendations on how to deal with returning fighters. Though the recommendations are helpful, they fall short in one key regard: addressing the specific rehabilitation needs of returning fighters.Read More