Gulf Roundtable: Iraq after the Surge: Implications for the Gulf States
Joost Hiltermann is Deputy Program Director for Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group (ICG). Based in Istanbul, he manages a team of analysts conducting research throughout the region on the drivers and risks of armed conflict. The program’s latest report is entitled Iraq’s Civil War, the Sadrists and the Surge. Prior to joining ICG Hiltermann served for a decade with Human Rights Watch as executive director of the Arms Division and director of the Iraq Documents Project. He also spent five years at the Ramallah-based Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq, where he was research director. Hiltermann earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is the author of dozens of reports and academic articles and is a frequent commentator in the media. His book, A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja, was recently published by Cambridge University Press.