Publications

Central Helmand Province

February 11, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

Helmand, Afghanistan 
For more information on Helmand, Afghanistan, see Operation Moshtarak: Preparing for the Battle of Marjah, by Jeffrey Dressler.

Operation Moshtarak: Preparing for the Battle of Marjah

February 11, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

This Backgrounder is the first installment in a series of reports analyzing the battle for Marjah in Helmand province.

Marjah, Nad Ali and Lashkar Gah Districts

February 11, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War
For more information on the Marjah, Nad Ali, and Lashkar Gah Districts in Afghanistan, see Operation Moshtarak: Preparing for the Battle of Marjah, by Jeffrey Dressler.

"Preparing for Your Future and That of the U.S. Army" by LTG James Dubik (ret.)

January 31, 2010 - Institute for the Study of War

As future colonels, generals and senior sergeants major, you will be responsible not only for figuring out what should be reformed and what conserved, but also for directing and supervising necessary changes.

The Re-election of Hamid Karzai

January 31, 2010 - Haseeb Humayoon

This report documents Afghanistan’s politics as they evolved in 2009, and examines the implications they will have for the way forward.

Sunni Politicians Barred from Candidacy

January 29, 2010 - Marisa Cochrane Sullivan

This backgrounder documents the recent attempt to bar Sunni candidates from the upcoming parliamentary elections.

The Quetta Shura Taliban in Southern Afghanistan

January 4, 2010 - Jeffrey Dressler

This backgrounder documents the organization, operations, and shadow governance structures of the Quetta Shura Taliban in southern Afghanistan.

Accelerating Combat Power in Afghanistan

December 23, 2009 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

This report offers practical lessons for accelerating the growth of the Afghan National Security Forces.

New exclusive footage released today!

December 16, 2009 - Megan Ortagus

 

The Surge: The Whole Story

 

"Obama's Troop Surge Supports Earlier Stated Goals" (Washington Examiner)

December 15, 2009 - Megan Ortagus

ISW President Kimberly Kagan writes about the Afghanistan troop increase in her role as a national security columnist for the Washington Examiner.

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