ISW in Brief: Jailbreak Spurs Attacks in Kandahar City

May 12, 2011 - P S

Last Saturday, May 7, dozens of heavily-armed Taliban fighters engaged Afghan security forces and brought Kandahar City’s urban center to a standstill for over 30 hours.

Badruddin Haqqani: Designated Global Terrorist

May 11, 2011 - David Witter

Haqqani Network Commander Badruddin Haqqani designated as a global terrorist by Department of State.

The Haqqani Network in Kurram

May 9, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

This paper details the expansion of the Haqqani Network in Pakistan’s Kurram Agency.

ISW In Brief: Jailbreak Threatens Gains in Kandahar

April 28, 2011 - P S

In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, 25 April, nearly 500 imprisoned insurgents escaped from Kandahar’s central prison through a 1,200 foot tunnel dug by the Taliban.

Reversing the Northeastern Insurgency

April 26, 2011 - David Witter

The unexpected rise of violence in northern Afghanistan that began in 2008 revealed that the insurgency had expanded its presence into a previously uncontested region.

ISW in Brief: In Shift, Europeans Deploy Military Liasons to Libya

April 20, 2011 - David Witter

In recent days, Libyan rebels have struggled to maintain control of their previous strongholds in the face of an intensifying assault by Qaddafi’s forces.

ISW in Brief: The Status of Current Operations in Libya

March 30, 2011 - Maggie Rackl

Since March 19, 2011, U.S. and Coalition airstrikes have been targeting Libyan military forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.

Haqqani Network Influence in Kurram and its Implications for Afghanistan (CTC Sentinel)

March 29, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

The Haqqani Network is important not only because of its tactical & operational proficiency, but because it links foreign terrorists like al Qaeda to operations inside Afghanistan.

ISW in Brief: Trouble Ahead in Afghanistan's East?

March 16, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

Insurgents in the eastern province of Nangarhar recently perpetrated one of the most vicious attacks against Afghan civilians in recent memory.

The U.S. in Iraq Beyond 2011: A Diminishing But Still Vital Role

February 15, 2011 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

The United States’ position in Iraq recalls Henry Stimson’s warning: “The construction of a stable peace is a longer, more complex, and greater task than the relatively simple work of war-making.”