Iraq after ISIS: Uncoupling Sectarian Differences from Political Contention – Part One

There is perhaps no greater need for SSR than in a state on the verge of dissolution, as is the recent case of Iraq. Indeed, a good proportion of its security forces may have already left the field of battle in the face of foreign forces or insurgents. One way to assess this loss is to look to the legitimacy of the current Iraqi regime and the relationship between religion and the state.

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