Matthew Cancian

Matthew Cancian left the Marine Corps as a Captain in 2013 after deploying to Sangin, Afghanistan in 2011. He has a MALD from the Fletcher School and is currently a PhD Candidate at MIT. Over the last year, he has visited northern Iraq three times for research with the Peshmerga.

In the short term, issues of humanitarian relief are critical, but in the long term the deals that are made between local actors and the two larger players.