Appeared in: Volume 4, Number 2
Published on: November 1, 2008
Political Resets and U.S. Leverage in Iraq

We need to target aid more strategically in Iraq to avoid past mistakes.

Matt Sherman has served for more than three years in Iraq since 2003. His first two years were spent working with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, where he personally advised four separate ministers. Most recently, from November 2006 to December 2007, he was the political advisor to the First Cavalry Division, the American military unit in charge of operations throughout Baghdad. He is currently a principal with SCI Consulting and an adjunct with the RAND Corporation.
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