April 14, 2012-April 20, 2012. Iraqiyya, Kurds Consider Vote to Unseat Maliki, Barzani To Istanbul, Maliki To Tehran, Parliament Extends IHEC Mandate.
Middle East Security Project
This backgrounder addresses some of the ways Iran is bypassing sanctions—specifically, how and to whom Iran can still sell its oil, alternative methods for processing payments for oil, and how it can transport oil to its customers.
As UN monitors arrive and the international leaders continue to debate how to support the opposition in Syria, the next step may be determining who would lead if President Bashar al-Assad’s government falls.
This report provides detailed information on the diverse groupings of the Syrian political opposition in order to inform the international community’s response to the conflict. It distinguishes between the expatriate political opposition and the grassroots protest movement operating on the ground in Syria.
March 30- April 5, 2012. KRG President Massoud Barzani Visits Washington, Hashemi Makes Official Trip to Qatar, National Reconciliation Meeting Postponed Indefinitely.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani will be visiting the White House on April 4 and meeting with President Barack Obama.
March 23, 2012- March 30, 2012. Baghdad Hosts Arab League Summit, Sunni Leaders Snub Maliki, Arab Leaders Back Annan Plan for Syria.
As participants head to Baghdad for this week’s Arab League Summit, the Institute for the Study of War takes stock of the opportunities and challenges for Arab leaders at the conference.
This briefing will track the Free Syrian Army’s evolution over 2011 and 2012, providing information on the movement and highlighting where structure does and does not exist within the movement.