This report discusses the best practices in building security forces and ministerial capacity in Iraq.
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.
ISW President Kimberly Kagan's latest opinion piece about the Afghanistan counterinsurgency the front page of Foreign Policy.
ISW President Dr. Kimberly Kagan writes her newest opinion piece on the troop increase in Afghanistan.
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.
This paper documents Coalition and Afghan efforts to implement counterinsurgency in Kunar and Nuristan.
This paper describes the structure of the KRG’s political bodies and offices, the major parties, and the mechanics of the July 25th election.
ISW Communication Director Megan Ortagus writes an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer about USMC Operation Dagger.