The most important objectives of the surge have been accomplished in Iraq. We have an extraordinary – but fleeting – opportunity to advance America's security and regional stability.
There has recently been increased Special Groups and Jaysh al-Mahdi activity in Karbala.
A backgrounder explaining why the Iraqi Accord Front recently returned to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's ruling coalition.
This backgrounder details the fight against al-Qaeda in Iraq for control of Mosul from the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003 to early 2008.
Commentary discussing a recently intercepted AQI strategy document.
Congress wanted Prime Minister Maliki to confront the militias. Now it needs to support him.
Violence in Iraq has declined to some of the lowest levels since the conflict began. This document contains updated MNF-I and MNC-I statistics that chart this reduction in violence.
This Fact Sheet describes the main Shi'a political parties in Iraq and their militias.
In a new AEI report, ISW President Kimberly Kagan, Frederick W. Kagan, and Danielle Pletka present empirical evidence of Iranian activities in its immediate environs.
Senior Sunni and Shi'ite clerics condemn terrorism, sectarianism