Syria's Political Opposition

April 13, 2012

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.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 17

April 13, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

April 5, 2012-April 13, 2012. Members Appointed To Human Rights Commission, Parliament Speaker Reminds Maliki about Role, Hashemi Goes to Turkey.

Releasing Taliban Detainees: A Misguided Path To Peace

April 6, 2012

In an effort to bring the war in Afghanistan to a swift conclusion, the Obama administration is trying to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.

Electoral Reform Critical Before Afghanistan’s Next Presidential Election

April 6, 2012

The Afghan government must make substantial improvements to the electoral process to successfully hold its next presidential election in 2014.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 16

April 5, 2012 - Institute for the Study of War

March 30- April 5, 2012. KRG President Massoud Barzani Visits Washington, Hashemi Makes Official Trip to Qatar, National Reconciliation Meeting Postponed Indefinitely.

Relations With Iraq's Kurds: Toward A Working Partnership

April 3, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani will be visiting the White House on April 4 and meeting with President Barack Obama.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 15

March 30, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

March 23, 2012- March 30, 2012. Baghdad Hosts Arab League Summit, Sunni Leaders Snub Maliki, Arab Leaders Back Annan Plan for Syria.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis Update 14

March 30, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

March 15, 2012-March 23, 2012. Barzani Disparages Maliki, Maliki Allies Criticize Barzani For Sheltering Hashemi, Iraqiyya Loses Confidence in National Conference.

ISW in Brief: General Allen's testimony highlights progress, remaining challenges in Afghanistan

March 26, 2012

On Tuesday and Thursday, General John Allen, the commander of the NATO mission in Afghanistan, testified before the House and Senate Armed Services Committee.

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis Update 13

March 23, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

March 9, 2012-March 15, 2012. Maliki Visits Kuwait, Emir to Attend Arab Summit, McGurk Likely Choice for Next U.S. Ambassador, Kurds Refuse to Hand Over Hashemi.