Security and Displacement in Iraq: Responding to the Forced Migration Crisis

  title={Security and Displacement in Iraq: Responding to the Forced Migration Crisis},
  author={Sarah Kenyon Lischer},
  journal={International Security},
  • S. Lischer
  • Published 30 September 2008
  • Political Science
  • International Security
Since the 2006 bombing of the al-Askari Mosque, 4.5 million Iraqis have fled their homes, and displacement has become a central strategy in the civil war. Militant groups have engineered these colossal population movements to consolidate their power and expand their territorial claims. As this crisis demonstrates, displacement can expand and intensify violence during a civil war. In addition, refugee flows increase the risk that conflict will spread across international borders. In some cases… Expand
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