Head, Iraq/ Kurdistan Programme
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dr Michael Knights heads the Iraq/KRG programme at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Focusing on Iraq and the KRG he has worked as an advisor to government, the oil and gas sector and the military for the last fifteen years. He has spent significant amounts of his career forward-deployed in Iraq, working in most of the country’s hundred districts and engaging with local stakeholders to understand their priorities and needs for investment. He is the author of five books on politics and local governance in Iraq.