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Security Forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government

Series: Bibliotheca Iranica: Kurdish Studies Series 10
Availability: In stock
Published: 2011
Page #: xxii + 323
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1568592817, 1-56859-281-7
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Quick Overview

Since 1991 the Kurdistan Region has enjoyed autonomy within Iraq. Despite upheavals and setbacks, the Kurds of northern Iraq have established viable government institutions including legally constituted legislative, executive, judiciary, and security entities. These structures were the only state elements in Iraq to remain intact after the 2003 U.S. invasion, and have continued to develop during the intervening years. Their existence and authority were ratified on an interim basis by the Transitional Administrative Law and permanently by the terms of the 2005 Constitution on Iraq.

This book examines in depth the organization, administration, command structure, legal basis, legitimacy, and other key features of the security sector of the Kurdistan Regional Government Iraq, to include military forces (Peshmerga), police, security agencies (Asayish), intelligence services (Parastin and Dezgay Zenyari), paramilitary security services (Zerivani), as well as the Judiciary and penal systems. The book also examines the relationship between the Kurdistan Region security apparatus and that of the Government of Iraq, both within and without the borders of the Kurdistan Region.

author

Dennis P. Chapman

Dennis P. Chapman is a native of Lansing, Michigan. He holds degrees from the United States Military Academy at West Point and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and completed a U.S. Army War College Fellowship at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, where he completed much of the work on this book. A career Soldier, Mr. Chapman has served in Somalia, Iraq, and various other assignments in the United States Army, both Regular and Army National Guard. His interest in Iraqi Kurdistan began when he served as the chief of a U.S. military advisory team working with the all-Kurdish 3rd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Division, based at Sulaymaniyah in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. Mr. Chapman has published a number of articles and monographs on military affairs.

Acknowledgements

List of Maps, Tables, Figures and Illustrations

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Security Sector of the Kurdistan Regional Government

Chapter 2: The Kurdistan Regional Government

Chapter 3: The Peshmerga

Chapter 4: Peshmerga: The Classical Period

Chapter 5:Peshmerga: The Interim Period

Chapter 6: The Contemporary Peshmerga

Chapter 7: Peshmerga Unification

Chapter 8: Peshmerga Transformation

Chapter 9: Asayish

Chapter 10: Police

Cpater 11: The Intelligence Services: Parastin and Dazgay Zanyari

Chapter 12: Judiciary

Chapter 13: Penal System

Chapter 14: Extraterritorial Operations by KRG Forces

Chapter 15: Women and Minorities in the KRG Security Services

Chapter 16: Security Sector Integration in the KRG

Chapter 17: Behavior and Conduct of Iraqi Kurdistan Forces

Chapter 18: Conclusion. The Serpent and the Wolf

Bibliography
Index

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