Michael Knights (@Mikeknightsiraq) is the Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has spent extensive time on the ground in Iraq in militia-saturated environments and interviewing militia-linked politicians. Along with Hamid Malik and Aymenn al-Tamimi, he is the author of “Honored , Not Contained: The Future of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces”. He is the editor of the Washington Institute’s Militia Spotlight forum, which documents evidence of militia crimes in Iraq and Syria.
Knights earned his doctorate at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.