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Myriam Benraad

Myriam Benraad is a lead author on Iraq, a lecturer in political science and a researcher on the Middle East at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM, CNRS). She is the author of The Islamic State in its Own Words (Paris, Armand Colin, 2017); Iraq, the Revenge of History. From Foreign Occupation to the Islamic State (Paris, Vendémiaire, 2015); and Iraq, From Babylon to the Islamic State. Received Ideas on a Complex Nation (Paris, Cavalier Bleu, 2015).

Writer's Publications

OUT OF THE INFERNO? Rebuilding Security in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen

Without a pre-defined security plan, no political authority is likely to control the countries living in fragmented security and political orders in the MENA region, says the Arab Reform Initiative in a new book, urging for the adoption...

Iraq’s Challenge of Securing Mosul
Nearly six months after the beginning of the battle for Mosul, considered by many Western military experts as one of the bloodiest since the Second World War, the city is on the verge of falling into...
In Search of an Iraqi Army

In the midst of a suffocating Iraqi summer, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi approved court-martial...