What Happened in Basra

April 7, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

The Maliki-Sadr showdown.

The Second Iran-Iraq War

April 3, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

Congress wanted Prime Minister Maliki to confront the militias. Now it needs to support him.

Iran and Al-Qaeda in Iraq: What’s the Connection?

March 20, 2008

This document contains articles, press releases, and Defense Department briefings from the last year that consider the nature of the relationship between Iran and al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The Growing Threat of Special Groups in Baghdad

March 6, 2008

This Backgrounder details the recent increase in Special Groups violence in Baghdad.

Targeting the Diyala Suicide Bombing Network

March 6, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

This backgrounder details al-Qaeda in Iraq’s shift to suicide bombings and the operations to dismantle the Diyala suicide bombing network.

The Patton of Counterinsurgency

March 1, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

With a sequence of brilliant offensives, Raymond Odierno adapted the Petraeus doctrine into a successful operational art.

Sons of Iraq and Awakening Forces

February 21, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

Over the past year, Sons of Iraq groups and Awakening Forces have been instrumental in supporting Coalition and Iraqi Security Force attempts to deliver security to the Iraqi public.

Iranian Influence in the Levant, Iraq, and Afghanistan

February 20, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

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.

Iraq Situation Report

February 8, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

The Institute for the Study of War has created this situation report to document the developments in Iraq from January 2007 to December 2007.

Developments Fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq

January 29, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

Over the last year, Coalition and Iraqi Forces made significant progress fighting al Qaeda in Iraq. This Backgrounder provides a brief summary of operations against al Qaeda in 2007.