Michael Knights

Dr. Michael Knights is the Lafer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, heading the Institute’s Iraq Program. As a consultant to the private-security industry, he worked closely with the Iraqi security forces in a number of provinces in 2011 and continues to collate security metrics directly from the Iraqi government following the U.S. withdrawal. He is the author of The Iraqi Security Forces: Local Context and U.S. Assistance.

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