"No Holy Grails, No Silver Bullets" by LTG James Dubik (ret.)

February 21, 2009 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Since I’ve been back from Iraq (after a tour as commanding general of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq from June 2007 to July 2008), one of the questions I’m asked most often is: “What was the thing that made the surge work?”

"Iraq's Remarkable Election" in the Wall Street Journal

February 5, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

Kimberly and Frederick Kagan's published an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal on the Iraq's recent Provincial Elections.

Diyala's Provincial Election

January 30, 2009 - Claire Russo

Maliki and the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP) face-off in the run up to the Provincial Elections in Diyala Province.

2009 Iraqi Provincial Elections Fact Sheet

January 26, 2009 - Scott Weiner

On January 31, 2009, fourteen of Iraq’s eighteen provinces will hold provincial elections. This fact sheet provides information on the upcoming Provincial Elections.

The Fragmentation of the Sadrist Movement

January 15, 2009 - Marisa Cochrane Sullivan

The Sadrist Movement has steadily fragmented as a result of the Surge, competition among internal factions, and Prime Minister Maliki’s consolidation of power.

Asaib Ahl al Haq and the Special Groups

January 13, 2009 - Marisa Cochrane Sullivan

This paper evaluates how the two groups, Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Special Groups are affiliated by testing four hypotheses about the relationship between the two organizations.

"A Comprehensive & Inclusive Strategic Review Needed" by LTG James Dubik (ret.)

December 1, 2008 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Our enemies are a complicated mix. We are fighting a global network of extremists, sometimes led by al Qaeda and other times fought by local groups who are only affiliated with or motivated by the al Qaeda ideology, or one like it.

"Lessons From Lincoln: On Being a War President" by LTG James Dubik (ret.)

December 1, 2008 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Lessons from Lincoln: On Being a War President

 by LTG James Dubik (ret.), AUSA Institute of Land Warfare, December 2008


Iraq's Provinces

November 19, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War