Publications

For Mullah Omar, This Eid is Different

December 7, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

Every year, for the past several years, the Taliban’s senior leader, Mullah Omar, has issued a statement to the Afghan people commemorating the holiday.

Iraq- Order Of Battle

December 6, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

This Iraq ORBAT from December 2009 to November 2011 describes the location and area of responsibility of all Multi-National Force-Iraq units, down to the battalion level updated as of November 2011.

The Libyan Revolution Part 4-The Tide Turns

December 6, 2011 - Spencer Butts

This report is the final installment of a four-part series on the revolution in Libya. Part Four: The Tide Turns details the final rebel offensives and the challenges the new government faces.

ISW in Brief: Sanctions on Syria Achieve Limited Success

December 1, 2011 - Joseph Holliday

On Sunday, the Arab League approved sanctions on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including banning travel, freezing assets, and terminating its business with the Syrian central banking system.

Karzai Seeks Legitimacy at Jirga

November 21, 2011 - P S

President Hamid Karzai convened a meeting last week of over 2,000 Afghans to participate in a four-day traditional jirga in Kabul.

The Libyan Revolution Part 3- Stalemate & Siege

October 13, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

This report is the third installation of a four-part series on the revolution in Libya. Part Three: Stalemate and Siegedetails the progress of fighting in eastern and western Libya and the international response.

C-802 SACCADE MISSILE RANGE

October 13, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

This map is part of Middle East Security Report 1: Iran's Two Navies-A Maturing Maritime Strategy

Iran's Two Navies

October 11, 2011 -

The Arab Spring has fomented increasing uncertainty in the Middle East, a circumstance in which Iran’s regional intentions are of increasing concern. U.S. attempts to isolate the regime are driven by concerns over Iran's nuclear program.

The Libyan Revolution Part 2-Escalation & Intervention

September 22, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

This report is the second installment of a four-part series on the revolution in Libya. Part Two: Escalation and Intervention details the international reaction to the war and the process that led to the U.S. and allied military intervention in March 2011.

The Libyan Revolution Part I-Roots of Rebellion

September 19, 2011 - David Witter

This four-part series provides a detailed narrative of the war in Libya and seeks to explain the underlying dynamics behind the conflict.

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