Maliki's use of military force in Diyala Province to achieve his national political agenda.
As the baton is passed to a new commander and a new president, there is still delicate work to be done.
Frederick W. Kagan provides his analysis of the fighting in August '08 and the geopolitical changes in its wake. The updates examine Russia’s relations with CIS members and Eastern Europe.
Iranian-backed Special Groups in Iraq launched an offensive that cost them Basra and Sadr City but have regenerated in order to disrupt the Iraqi government with assassinations and spectacular attacks
This Iraq Report describes the fight for Diyala Province from late 2007 through the middle of 2008.