Operational Art in Counterinsurgency: A View From The Inside

July 1, 2012 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

This monograph provides a framework for understanding operational art in counterinsurgency campaigns. In addition to the framework, the monograph describes how one set of strategic civil-military leaders achieved sufficient alignment in order to produce unity of effort and coherency of action throughout the civil-military organization.

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 27

June 22, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

Maliki Requests U.S. To Stop Exxon Operations, Nujaifi Threatens to Summon Maliki, Panetta: Daqduq Will Not Be Released

Syria's Maturing Insurgency

June 21, 2012 - Joseph Holliday

This report examines the increasing effectiveness of Syria’s armed opposition, explains how responsible provincial-level military structures have emerged, and considers how uncoordinated external support could compound existing fractures within the opposition.

Sadr’s Balancing Act on Maliki

June 18, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

Opponents of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have been pushing for his removal from power for much of his second term in office. In recent months, Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani and leaders from the Iraqiyya list have turned to an effort to withdraw confidence in Maliki as prime minister.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 25

June 15, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

June 1, 2012-June 8, 2012

by Ramzy Mardini

Sadr Goes To Iran, Pressure Likely To Increase

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 26

June 15, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

June 9, 2012-June 15, 2012

by Ramzy Mardini

 Sadr Returns To Najaf, Speaks With Maliki

Reconciliation with the Taliban: Fracturing the Insurgency

June 13, 2012 - Jeffrey Dressler

High-level outreach between the U.S. and Afghan governments and the senior Taliban leaders hiding in Pakistan has caused the various factions in the movement to turn against each other.

Syria's Political Struggle: Spring 2012

June 7, 2012 - Elizabeth O'Bagy

President Bashar al-Assad’s regime held parliamentary elections in early May in an effort to create a narrative of democratic transition and to offer fence-sitters the belief that peaceful reform was possible.

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 24

June 1, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

Sadr To Soleimani: Leave My Home, Maliki’s Cabinet Tour Leaves Mosul,Iraqiyya Defectors Cry Foul

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 22

May 25, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

Hashemi Trial Begins, Mutlaq Returning To Cabinet Sessions,15-Day Ultimatum Ends