Release - Iraq Report 12: The Fragmentation of the Sadrist Movement

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Event Date: 
January 14, 2009
ISW Conference Room - 1401 K Street NW, 11th Floor


ISW Iraq Report Release Breakfast

Marisa Cochrane to discuss report findings on the record. 
Moderated by Kimberly Kagan, ISW President.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:00 am
ISW Conference Room
1401 K Street NW, 11th Floor
(one block north of the Orange and Blue Line McPherson Square Metro Stop - use the 14th Street/Franklin Park Metro exit)
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) will host a breakfast event to release its latest Iraq Report, The Fragmentation of the Sadrist Movement, by ISW Research Manager Marisa Cochrane.  Cochrane explains what caused the Sadrist movement to fade from prominence and how the Sadrists are likely to fare in Iraq’s upcoming provincial elections.  The report offers new evidence that links Iranian-backed Special Groups with the Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) terrorist group, led by formerly close associates of Muqtada al-Sadr. 
Cochrane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from Boston College, where she held a Presidential Scholarship and won the prestigious McCarthy Award for her scholarship in the Social Sciences. She has also studied at the London School of Economics.  Cochrane is currently studying Arabic.  She will serve in Iraq as the Command Historian for General Odierno and Multi-National Force – Iraq from late January through March, 2009.  Her research at ISW focuses on Shi’a political movements and militia groups.  She is also the author Iraq Reports 9 and 11, The Battle for Basra and Special Groups Regenerate.
To addend this event, please RSVP to Jared Young at or by calling 202-293-5550.