Map of Afghanistan and Its Neighbors

April 16, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

A topographical map of Afghanistan and its neighbors that show major roads, cities, and tributaries.

"The Promise, and Peril, Ahead for Iraq"

April 9, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

The parliament has learned how to use the power of the purse.

"Yes, We Can. In the 'graveyard of empires' we are fighting a war we can win" in the Weekly Standard

March 23, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

If you believe the headlines, Afghanistan is "the graveyard of empires," a "quagmire" and a "fiasco," the place where President Barack Obama will meet his "Vietnam."

"How to Surge the Taliban" in the NYT

March 12, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

New York Times Op-Ed written by Kimberly Kagan, Frederick Kagan, and Max Boot

"No Holy Grails, No Silver Bullets" by LTG James Dubik (ret.)

February 21, 2009 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Since I’ve been back from Iraq (after a tour as commanding general of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq from June 2007 to July 2008), one of the questions I’m asked most often is: “What was the thing that made the surge work?”

"Iraq's Remarkable Election" in the Wall Street Journal

February 5, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

Kimberly and Frederick Kagan's published an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal on the Iraq's recent Provincial Elections.

Diyala's Provincial Election

January 30, 2009 - Claire Russo

Maliki and the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP) face-off in the run up to the Provincial Elections in Diyala Province.

2009 Iraqi Provincial Elections Fact Sheet

January 26, 2009 - Scott Weiner

On January 31, 2009, fourteen of Iraq’s eighteen provinces will hold provincial elections. This fact sheet provides information on the upcoming Provincial Elections.

The Fragmentation of the Sadrist Movement

January 15, 2009

The Sadrist Movement has steadily fragmented as a result of the Surge, competition among internal factions, and Prime Minister Maliki’s consolidation of power.