Publications

Jeff Dressler On Afghan Surge Debate (Real Clear World Blog)

September 1, 2009 -

The day after Gen. Stanley McChrystal sent his strategic assessment to the Pentagon, the call for retreat is already being sounded, this time, from columnist George Will.

Book Review: Wrapping up operations in Iraq

August 25, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

Gary Anderson reviews Dr. Kimberly Kagan's new book "The Surge: A Military History" on The Washington Times website.

Building Security Forces and Ministerial Capacity: Iraq as a Primer

August 18, 2009 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

This report discusses the best practices in building security forces and ministerial capacity in Iraq.

Afghan army and police forces must grow much larger

August 18, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

More U.S. troops are needed in Afghanistan in part because there are too few Afghan National Security Forces, and they are not yet effective enough to conduct counterinsurgency missions.

Why the Taliban Are Winning--for Now

August 11, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

ISW President Kimberly Kagan's latest opinion piece about the Afghanistan counterinsurgency the front page of Foreign Policy.

Deja Vue All Over Again in Afghanistan?

August 7, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

ISW President Dr. Kimberly Kagan writes her newest opinion piece on the troop increase in Afghanistan.

Major Enemy Groups in Afghanistan

August 6, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

A joint product of ISW and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The map indicates major enemy groups within the four ISAF Regional Commands in Afghanistan.

Map: Major Enemy Groups in Afghanistan

August 1, 2009 -

A joint product of ISW and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The map indicates major enemy groups within the four ISAF Regional Commands in Afghanistan.

Kunar and Nuristan: Rethinking U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations

July 24, 2009 - Michael Moore

This paper documents Coalition and Afghan efforts to implement counterinsurgency in Kunar and Nuristan.

Kurdish Elections

July 23, 2009 -

This paper describes the structure of the KRG’s political bodies and offices, the major parties, and the mechanics of the July 25th election.

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