Журнальный клуб Интелрос » PRISM » Vol. 1, No 2., 2009
Organized Crime in Iraq: Strategic Surprise and Lessons for Future Contingencies
After the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the United States encountered a series of strategic surprises, including the hostility to the occupation, the fragility of Iraq’s infrastructure, and the fractious nature of Iraqi politics. One of the least spectacular but most significant of these surprises was the rise of organized crime and its emergence as a postconflict spoiler.