Strategic Challenges of the Iraqi National Security According to The International Variables

  • Marwan Salam Ali Mosul University - College of Political Science


National security is considered a complex and renewed concept. As a result of the increasing complexity in the regional and international environment, the concept of "national security" has shifted from its narrow concept - military and political - to a comprehensive and broad field. Iraq and its national security system suffer from two forms of challenges that hinder its progress and require a lot of effort and work to ensure that they are avoided; visible strategic challenges, whose implications and effects can be sought directly in kind, and invisible strategic challenges. These challenges pose a major dilemma for the stable governments. how then to the Iraqi state, with its current and foreseeable circumstances. to face it, especially as the security system that was built according to the immediate requirements in the absence of a comprehensive strategic vision, is now suffering from a large sagging at the level of preparation, leadership and lack of armament. The Applies to the rest of our country.

    Therefore, formulating any kind of strategy, whether comprehensive or sub in Iraq in order to meet these challenges needs, among other things, to analyze the internal and external environments to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the internal environment of Iraq, and to analyze the opportunities and threats that occur in the regional and international environment. Our country can face and deal with them according to rational planning methods and come up with rational decisions, by taking advantage of strengths and opportunities, and addressing internal weaknesses and external threats.

Jul 13, 2020
How to Cite
ALI, Marwan Salam. Strategic Challenges of the Iraqi National Security According to The International Variables. Tikrit Journal For Political Science, [S.l.], n. 20, p. 53-86, july 2020. ISSN 2312-6639. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2020. doi: