ISW’s 2009 Kurdish Elections Backgrounder provides a unique look at the region’s political players and governing history.
The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq will hold elections on July 25, 2009, to determine their President and the 111 legislators in the Kurdish National Assembly.
Brendan Simms of the Wall Street Journal reviews ISW President Kimberly Kagan's latest book titled "The Surge".
Report examines the shifting political dynamics in Iraq's Parliament and the limitations of Maliki's power while U.S. Forces withdraw from major cities.
US Troop number are down to 132,000 from a high of 166,000 troops during the height of the surge in September 2007.
For the first time since the start of the war, American forces are withdrawing from Iraq’s cities, reducing their numbers and turning responsibility for security over to Iraqi forces.
Laith Khazali, a senior member of the Iranian-backed Shi’a militia group Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), was transferred from U.S. custody to the Iraqi government on June 6, 2009 and subsequently released.