Publications

Releasing Taliban Detainees: A Misguided Path To Peace

April 6, 2012 - Jeffrey Dressler

In an effort to bring the war in Afghanistan to a swift conclusion, the Obama administration is trying to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.

Electoral Reform Critical Before Afghanistan’s Next Presidential Election

April 6, 2012 - P S

The Afghan government must make substantial improvements to the electoral process to successfully hold its next presidential election in 2014.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 16

April 5, 2012 - Institute for the Study of War

March 30- April 5, 2012. KRG President Massoud Barzani Visits Washington, Hashemi Makes Official Trip to Qatar, National Reconciliation Meeting Postponed Indefinitely.

Relations With Iraq's Kurds: Toward A Working Partnership

April 3, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani will be visiting the White House on April 4 and meeting with President Barack Obama.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 15

March 30, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

March 23, 2012- March 30, 2012. Baghdad Hosts Arab League Summit, Sunni Leaders Snub Maliki, Arab Leaders Back Annan Plan for Syria.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis Update 14

March 30, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

March 15, 2012-March 23, 2012. Barzani Disparages Maliki, Maliki Allies Criticize Barzani For Sheltering Hashemi, Iraqiyya Loses Confidence in National Conference.

ISW in Brief: General Allen's testimony highlights progress, remaining challenges in Afghanistan

March 26, 2012 - Isaac Hock

On Tuesday and Thursday, General John Allen, the commander of the NATO mission in Afghanistan, testified before the House and Senate Armed Services Committee.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis Update 13

March 23, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

March 9, 2012-March 15, 2012. Maliki Visits Kuwait, Emir to Attend Arab Summit, McGurk Likely Choice for Next U.S. Ambassador, Kurds Refuse to Hand Over Hashemi.

The Haqqani Network: A Strategic Threat

March 18, 2012 - Jeffrey Dressler

The Haqqani Network represents a strategic threat to the enduring stability of the Afghan state and U.S. national security interests in the region. The Haqqanis are currently Afghanistan’s most capable and potent insurgent group.

Syria's Armed Opposition

March 8, 2012 - Joseph Holliday

This report provides detailed information on Syria’s armed opposition movement, highlighting where structure exists within the movement and where Syria’s rebels lack organization.

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