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Newswise: The Aftermath of Conflict: Sociology Professor Studies Post-Conflict Iraq Reconstruction

Article ID: 693565

The Aftermath of Conflict: Sociology Professor Studies Post-Conflict Iraq Reconstruction

West Virginia University

Jesse Wozniak, assistant professor of sociology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, is exploring whether a post-conflict Iraq, specifically the police force, can transition to a democracy.

Released:
26-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Satellites, Airport Visibility Readings Shed Light on Troops' Exposure to Dust Storms, Pollution

Article ID: 666205

Satellites, Airport Visibility Readings Shed Light on Troops' Exposure to Dust Storms, Pollution

Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

Research lays groundwork for large VA study on respiratory health in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

Released:
8-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST
Newswise: University of Arkansas to Lead STEM Training for College Educators in Iraq

Article ID: 662229

University of Arkansas to Lead STEM Training for College Educators in Iraq

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The University of Arkansas is leading an initiative to provide faculty at Iraqi colleges and universities professional development training in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – known collectively as STEM.

Released:
5-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

Article ID: 653594

Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

In a Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 enlisted Army National Guard and Army Reserve members who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with a condition known as chronic multisymptom illness (CMI). The data were collected a year after the soldiers returned home.

Released:
13-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 653575

From Front Lines to the OR, How do Military Surgeons Return to Civilian Medicine?

Newswise

New paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lays out what military surgeons need to sustain surgical skills for both environments.

Released:
13-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Efforts to Destroy ISIS Have Permanently Changed International Law, Legal Researcher Concludes

Article ID: 650363

Efforts to Destroy ISIS Have Permanently Changed International Law, Legal Researcher Concludes

Case Western Reserve University

An urgent need to respond with force to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has permanently changed the use of self-defense in international law to attack a threat in another country, according to newly published research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The use of force against al-Qaida and ISIS during the past 14 years has given rise to what Michael Scharf, co-dean of the Case Western Reserve School of Law, describes as a “Grotian Moment”—a fundamental paradigm shift that will have broad implications for international law. The main implication of this newly accepted change in the international law of self-defense is that any nation can now lawfully use force against a threat (terrorists, rebels, pirates, drug cartels, etc.) in another country if that nation is unable or unwilling to suppress the threat within its borders.

Released:
23-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Study Ties Insurgency Phase of Iraq War to Higher PTSD Rates

Article ID: 645415

Study Ties Insurgency Phase of Iraq War to Higher PTSD Rates

Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more posttraumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a Veterans Affairs study of 738 men and women who served in Iraq.

Released:
30-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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