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Media Mentions: Michael Knights

Nov 2017
November 10, 2017 Institute expert quoted by AP on the Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia.
Oct 2017
October 26, 2017 Institute expert quoted by Washington Post on Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi's tenure as head of state.
October 16, 2017 Institute expert appeared on PRI's "The World" to discuss the conflict over Kirkuk.
Sep 2017
September 29, 2017 Institute expert appeared on BBC Newshour to discuss the aftermath of the KRG referendum.
September 16, 2017 Institute expert quoted by AFP on the U.S. urging the Kurdistan Regional Government to cancel the scheduled referendum.
September 14, 2017 Institute expert quoted by the Washington Post regarding the Islamic State's shifting tactics in the face of defeat.
September 7, 2017 Institute experts quoted by USA Today on the dwindling Syrian territory under ISIS control.
September 1, 2017 Institute expert quoted by the New York Times on the liberation of the Iraqi city of Tal Afar from ISIS.
Aug 2017
August 22, 2017 Institute expert quoted by the Los Angeles Times on the remaining battles ahead in the effort to drive ISIS from Iraq.
Jul 2017
July 10, 2017 Institute expert quoted by Reuters on the road ahead after the fall of Mosul in the fight against ISIS.
Jun 2017
June 13, 2017 Institute expert quoted by USA Today on the Islamic State becoming less of a priority in the battle for Syria.
Apr 2017
April 2, 2017 Institute expert quoted in the Washington Post on Iran's increasing support for Bahraini militants.
Mar 2017
March 26, 2017 Institute expert quoted by the Financial Times on Iraqi Kurdistan's oil industry.
Feb 2017
February 21, 2017 Institute expert quoted by CNN on the fight to retake western Mosul.
Jan 2017
January 17, 2017 Institute expert quoted by Reuters on how the Islamic State is lashing out across Iraq as it loses Mosul.
January 9, 2017 Institute expert quoted by Voice of America on the ongoing Mosul operation against ISIS.
Nov 2016
November 24, 2016 Institute expert quoted by International Business Times on the ongoing Iranian-Saudi proxy war the next administration faces.
November 22, 2016 Institute expert quoted in Los Angeles Times on the impending fall of Mosul.
November 2, 2016 Institute expert quoted in Los Angeles Times on the complications of involving Shiite militias in the battle for Mosul.
Oct 2016
October 22, 2016 Institute expert quoted by NBC News on the key players and factors in the fight for Mosul.
Aug 2016
August 27, 2016 Institute expert quoted by Los Angeles Times on ISIS after the fall of Mosul and Raqqa.
Jun 2016
June 11, 2016 Institute expert quoted by Los Angeles Times on Iraq's liberation of Baiji from ISIS.
May 2016
May 20, 2016 Institute expert quoted by US News and World Report on ISIS targeting Baghdad.
Apr 2016
April 15, 2016 Institute expert quoted by Reuters on the UAE's increasing role in the Yemen conflict.
Mar 2016
March 10, 2016 Institute expert quoted by Washington Post on the Iraqi army's capabilities in the fight against ISIS.
March 7, 2016 Institute expert quoted by USA Today on the strategic importance of Mosul to ISIS.
Feb 2016
February 2, 2016 Institute expert quoted by Voice of America on coalition troops fighting the Islamic State in Iraq.
Jan 2016
January 14, 2016 Institute expert interviewed by VICE on Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy wars in the Middle East.
January 5, 2016 Reuters quotes Institute expert on how Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions could affect Syria peace talks.
Nov 2015
November 14, 2015 Institute expert quoted by AFP on battle for Sinjar.
Oct 2015
October 30, 2015 USA Today quotes Institute expert on White House decision to send special forces into Syria.
Sep 2015
September 24, 2015 Institute expert quoted by Reuters on the Iraqi military's stalled Mosul campaign.
Aug 2015
August 12, 2015 Institute expert appeared on PRI's The World to discuss civilian causalities in Yemen.
August 6, 2015 Reuters quotes Institute expert on Iraq's military progress versus ISIS in Anbar province.
Jul 2015
July 20, 2015 Voice of America quotes Institute expert on question of should U.S. cooperate with Iran against ISIS.
Jun 2015
June 1, 2015 USA Today article examining US-led coalition strategy in Iraq quotes Institute expert.
May 2015
May 27, 2015 Reuters article on Iimits of ISIS expansion quotes Institute security expert.
May 19, 2015 Agence France-Presse coverage of ISF battle against IS for Ramadi quotes Institute Iraq security expert.
May 18, 2015 Vox article on the significance of ISIS' victory in the city of Ramadi quotes Institute Iraq expert.
May 14, 2015 Reuters article on the fight between US coalition forces and ISIS for Iraq's largest refinery quotes Institute expert.
Mar 2015
March 25, 2015 Vox story on the dangers of Iraq's Shi'ite militias to the country's stability quote Institute expert.
March 12, 2015 Rudaw article on ISIS' military setbacks in Iraq quotes Institute security expert.
March 3, 2015 Institute security expert discusses Iranian role in pushing back ISIS forces in Iraq on NPR.
Feb 2015
February 27, 2015 Buzzfeed article on tension between Iraqis and Kurdish forces operating in Iraq quotes Institute expert.
February 15, 2015 Washington Post article on how Iran could undermine US efforts in Iraq quotes Institute expert.
Dec 2014
December 2, 2014 Washington Post article on new oil pact between the KRG and Iraqi government quotes Institute defense expert.
Nov 2014
November 21, 2014 Bloomberg article on the making of ISIS' brand of terror quotes Institute military expert.
Sep 2014
September 24, 2014 Foreign Policy article on US strikes against ISIS oil installations quotes Institute military expert.
September 21, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on US and ally support to Kurds in fight against ISIS quotes Institute defense expert.
Aug 2014
August 18, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on Kurdish bid to re-take Mosul dam from IS quotes Institute defense expert.
August 12, 2014 Institute Iraq experts discusses ISIS' finances on Yahoo Finance.
August 8, 2014 Institute defense expert is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about US aid airdrops in Iraq.
Jun 2014
June 24, 2014 Institute defense expert discusses obstacles facing US efforts to assist Iraq's crumbling military on NPR.
June 11, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on Islamist insurgency in Iraq quotes Institute defense expert.
June 10, 2014 Financial Times article on US push-back on being involved in another Iraq conflict quotes Institute expert.
June 10, 2014 Associated Press article on stunning assault of Iraq's second largest city quotes Institute defense expert.
May 2014
May 23, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on tension between Kurdistan and Iraq over oil shipment quotes Institute Iraq expert.
May 20, 2014 Washington Post article on strong support of PM Maliki ahead of Iraqi elections quotes Institute Lafer fellow.
Apr 2014
April 23, 2014 Agence France-Presse article on violence against Iraqi officials quotes Institute military expert.
Mar 2014
March 23, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on simmering sectarian tensions ahead of Iraqi elections quotes Institute defense expert.
March 17, 2014 Wall Street Journal article about new anti-Maliki military alliance in Iraq quotes Institute defense expert.
Feb 2014
February 10, 2014 UPI article examining new generation of al-Qaida warlords quotes Institute defense expert.
February 1, 2014 Al Jazeera article examining continued violence in Fallujah quotes Institute defense expert.
Jan 2014
January 14, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on tribal chiefs push to end siege in Iraq quotes Institute military expert.
January 8, 2014 USA Today article examining a resurgent al-Qaeda quotes Institute security expert.
January 7, 2014 Agence France-Presse article on al Qaeda's resurgence in Iraq quotes Institute security expert.
January 2, 2014 Fox News article on civilian death toll in Iraq quotes Institute security expert.
Dec 2013
December 17, 2013 Huffington Post article examining US involvement in Iraq quotes Institute security expert.
December 13, 2013 Business Insider article on Al Qaeda's resurgence in Iraq quotes Institute defense fellow.
Nov 2013
November 1, 2013 Wall Street Journal article examining tensions in US-Iraq relationship quotes Institute security expert.
November 1, 2013 New York Times article on Iraq's deteriorating security situation and request for US aid quotes defense expert.
Sep 2013
September 17, 2013 USA Today article on explosive violence in Iraq quotes Institute defense expert.
Aug 2013
August 19, 2013 RFE/RL article examining reports of Muqtada Al-Sadr's political demise quotes Institute Iraq expert.
May 2013
May 21, 2013 Reuters article on U.S. policy challenges in an increasingly violent Iraq quotes Institute defense expert.
Apr 2013
April 29, 2013 New York Times article on escalating sectarian violence in Iraq quotes Institute military expert.
Mar 2013
March 20, 2013 Institute Iraq expert discusses the probability that the country will devolve into civil war in the New York Times.
March 19, 2013 Bloomberg article on the Iraqi oil industry's standstill quotes Institute Iraq expert.
March 16, 2013 Telegraph article on uptick in violence in Iraq after U.S. pull-out quotes Institute defense expert.
Jan 2012
January 17, 2012 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was quoted in the Washington Post
January 9, 2012 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was quoted in the Daily Star
January 6, 2012 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was quoted by the Associated Press
Dec 2011
December 14, 2011 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was quoted in the Huffington Post.
December 14, 2011 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was quoted in the Associated Press
December 14, 2011 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was quoted in the Boston Globe
Oct 2011
October 24, 2011 Foreign Policy published a piece by Institute military and security expert Michael Knights.
October 8, 2011 Los Angles Times quoted Institute military and security expert Michael Knights in an article on President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen.
Jun 2011
June 28, 2011 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was quoted in an article on Foreign Policy.
May 2011
May 27, 2011 Institute PolicyWatch #1806 was quoted in Al-Naaf Al-Ashraf.
May 25, 2011 Institute PolicyWatch #1806 was quoted by Taghrib News.
May 19, 2011 Institute PolicyWatch #1809 was quoted in The Republic.
May 19, 2011 Institute PolicyWatch #1809 was quoted in Chicago Tribune.
May 19, 2011 Institute PolicyWatch #1806 was quoted in al-Aalem.
May 17, 2011 Institute Lafer fellow Michael Knights was quoted in Associated Press.
Apr 2011
April 5, 2011 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was interviewed on PRI's The World.
Mar 2011
March 25, 2011 Institute military and security expert Michael Knights was interviewed on the public radio program The World.
March 23, 2011 Institute defense expert Michael Knights was interviewed on the BBC/public radio program The World.
March 9, 2011 Slate quoted Institute military expert Michael Knights.
March 9, 2011 Institute military expert Michael Knights was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor.
March 9, 2011 Forbes quoted Institute military expert Michael Knights.
March 4, 2011 The BBC interviewed Institute military and security expert Michael Knights.
March 1, 2011 Hurriyet Daily News quoted Institute defense expert Michael Knights.
Dec 2010
December 23, 2010 Institute military expert Michael Knights was quoted by UPI.
Nov 2010
November 8, 2010 UPI quoted Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights.
November 4, 2010 Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights was quoted by UPI.
Sep 2010
September 3, 2010 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty interviewed Institute military expert Michael Knights.
September 1, 2010 The BBC interviewed Institute Arab security expert Michael Knights.
Aug 2010
August 31, 2010 Arab security expert Michael Knights was interviewed on NPR.
August 26, 2010 Institute military expert Michael Knights was a guest on the public radio program The World.
August 24, 2010 Foreign Policy quoted Institute military expert Michael Knights.
August 16, 2010 Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights was interviewed on ABC Radio.
Apr 2010
April 28, 2010 Voice of America Persian interviewed Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights.
Jan 2010
January 29, 2010 The New York Times quoted Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights.
Aug 2009
August 10, 2009 Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights was interviewed by the Kurdish newspaper Rudaw about elections in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Jul 2009
July 7, 2009 Iraq's National Reconciliation Committee quoted Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights in an official report.
Apr 2009
April 28, 2009 Bloomberg News interviewed Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights about whether security and reconciliation in Iraq are backsliding.
Feb 2009
February 7, 2009 Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights was interviewed by the UAE English-language daily The National about Kirkuk and the Iraqi Kurds.
February 4, 2009 The Public Radio program The World quoted Institute Iraq expert Michael Knights about the implications of Iraq's provincial elections.
Feb 2007
February 25, 2007 Lafer international fellow Michael Knights' Policy Focus, The Calm before the Storm, was cited on ABC's This Week with George George Stephanopoulos during an interview with Condoleeza Rice.