Peace Evaluation in Irak and Feedbacks
USIPeace Briefing – Date: December 2008
Evaluating Iraq’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams While Drawdown Looms: A Trip Report
„With a major shift in U.S. Iraq policy ahead, it is a pivotal moment for Iraq’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs).
While these civilian-military hybrid entities have contributed to success in Iraq in budgeting for local development projects and broader U.S. civilian-military cooperation, they face a number of administrative and security-related challenges.
USIP Iraq specialists Rusty Barber and Sam Parker recently traveled to Iraq to examine the effectiveness PRTs. This new USIPeace Briefing documents their primary findings, including:
- The role of PRTs in local capacity-building
- PRTs and counterinsurgency
- The role of PRTs in reporting and diplomacy
- Challenges related to human resources and mobility
- Civilian-Military culture clash
- The future of PRTs
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