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Newswise: Disease ecologist investigates ‘stealthy’ pathogen in Iraq
Released: 15-Sep-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Disease ecologist investigates ‘stealthy’ pathogen in Iraq
Northern Arizona University

What organism on the CDC's bioterrorism watch list poses the most risk? You might be surprised. Biologist Jeff Foster says it's Brucella—dangerous because of just how prevalent it is worldwide.

Released: 14-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U.S. policy moving forward.

Released: 7-Jan-2020 5:50 PM EST
Conflicts to Watch in 2020
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

Released: 7-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
WashU Expert: Soleimani killing likely unlawful
Washington University in St. Louis

Thousands of mourners have taken to the streets in Iran following the Jan. 3 death of Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Many questions remain following the U.S. drone strike in Iraq and Iran’s posturing about potential retaliation. Chief among them: Was the strike legal?“Unless there is much more to the story than meets the eye, the answer seems to be no,” said Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University in St.

Released: 3-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
Soleimani's death: University of Michigan experts can discuss
University of Michigan

University of Michigan experts can comment on the implications of the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top security and intelligence commander, who was killed early Friday in a U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport.

Released: 26-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
The Aftermath of Conflict: Sociology Professor Studies Post-Conflict Iraq Reconstruction
West Virginia University

Jesse Wozniak, assistant professor of sociology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, is exploring whether a post-conflict Iraq, specifically the police force, can transition to a democracy.

Released: 8-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST
Satellites, Airport Visibility Readings Shed Light on Troops' Exposure to Dust Storms, Pollution
Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

Research lays groundwork for large VA study on respiratory health in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

Released: 5-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT
University of Arkansas to Lead STEM Training for College Educators in Iraq
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The University of Arkansas is leading an initiative to provide faculty at Iraqi colleges and universities professional development training in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – known collectively as STEM.

Released: 13-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets
Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

In a Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 enlisted Army National Guard and Army Reserve members who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with a condition known as chronic multisymptom illness (CMI). The data were collected a year after the soldiers returned home.

Released: 13-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT
From Front Lines to the OR, How do Military Surgeons Return to Civilian Medicine?

New paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lays out what military surgeons need to sustain surgical skills for both environments.

Released: 23-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Efforts to Destroy ISIS Have Permanently Changed International Law, Legal Researcher Concludes
Case Western Reserve University

An urgent need to respond with force to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has permanently changed the use of self-defense in international law to attack a threat in another country, according to newly published research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The use of force against al-Qaida and ISIS during the past 14 years has given rise to what Michael Scharf, co-dean of the Case Western Reserve School of Law, describes as a “Grotian Moment”—a fundamental paradigm shift that will have broad implications for international law. The main implication of this newly accepted change in the international law of self-defense is that any nation can now lawfully use force against a threat (terrorists, rebels, pirates, drug cartels, etc.) in another country if that nation is unable or unwilling to suppress the threat within its borders.

Released: 30-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST
Study Ties Insurgency Phase of Iraq War to Higher PTSD Rates
Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more posttraumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a Veterans Affairs study of 738 men and women who served in Iraq.

Released: 16-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT
WIU Terrorism Researcher's New Book Offers Insights into ISIS and How International Community Can Combat It
Western Illinois University

A new book co-authored by a Western Illinois University homeland security researcher investigates the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS) and offers insights into the nature of the IS and what the international community can do to combat it.

Released: 9-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT
Risk Factors for Army Suicide Attempts in Iraq, Afghanistan Identified
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Risk factors for regular Army suicide attempts by enlisted soldiers and officers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been identified, and socio-demographic factors, length of service, deployment history, and the presence and recency of a mental health diagnosis are among the primary predictors, according to a study published July 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. Enlisted Army service members in their second month of service were at greatest risk for attempting suicide.

Released: 25-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST
Graduate Student’s Iraq Research Leads to Human Rights Advocacy
University of Chicago

When he set out to do research in Iraq last June, Matthew Barber was not expecting a front-row seat for a humanitarian crisis. A doctoral student in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Barber intended to study Kurdish and pursue his interest in the Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking religious minority group.

Released: 15-Sep-2014 3:30 PM EDT
Ground Troops Are Key to Wartime Success, Says S&T Historian
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Air strikes never fully succeed in winning a war, says military historian John C. McManus, a professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He says American troops on the ground have proven throughout recent history to be the crucial difference between victory and defeat.