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KRG Politicized Forces Pose Threat to Human Security

January 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

This article argues that the politicization of the Kurdish military and security forces has a diverse and severe impacts on human security, and stability. The lack of nationalized armed force in Kurdistan remains the biggest threat to the future of Kurdistan. The Iraqi Constitution allows the KRG to form its local force and legalize the existence of Peshmerga, but Baghdad does not intervene in the details of the formations and the recruitment process. The ruling parties in Kurdistan has ultimate power over mobilization, recruitment, and financing the security forces. [...]