Hawre Hasan Hama obtained his M.A. in International Studies from Sheffield University in the U.K and is currently a lecturer at the University of Sulaymaniyah, Department of Law and Politics. Hama is the author of "Politicization of Kurdish Security in Iraq since 2003." He has published policy papers in the Washington Institute's Fikra Forum, Open Democracy Center for Security Studies, Modern Diplomacy, The Kurdish Policy Foundation, and the Masher Politics & Culture Journal. He is a security expert on Kurdistan at The Kurdish Policy Foundation.