Marsin Alshamary

Marsin Alshamary is a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative and nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy. Her recent publications include the 2021 essay “Religious Peacebuilding in Iraq: Prospects and Challenges from the Hawza” in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.

April 2023, Volume 34, Issue 2

Iraq’s Struggle for Democracy

Iraq today is more of a democracy than most people think, but still less of a democracy than it could be. While its future is uncertain, one thing is not: It will be determined by Iraqis.