"New team faces daunting challenges"

May 25, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

ISW President Kimberly Kagan writes an editorial in the Washington Examiner on the new American leadership in Afghanistan and NATO.

Afghanistan's Ethno-Linguistic Groups

May 19, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

ISW's most recent map of Afghanistan indicates the locations of ethno-linguistic groups and their representation in Afghanistan's largest cities.

Shifting Coalitions in Iraq's Parliament

April 28, 2009 - Jeremy Domergue

On April 19th, 2009, Iraq’s Council of Representatives successfully elected Ayad al-Samaraie as its new speaker of parliament.

Afghanistan Political Map

April 23, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

Afghanistan Political Map

Map of Afghanistan and Its Neighbors

April 16, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

A topographical map of Afghanistan and its neighbors that show major roads, cities, and tributaries.

"The Promise, and Peril, Ahead for Iraq"

April 9, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

The parliament has learned how to use the power of the purse.

"Yes, We Can. In the 'graveyard of empires' we are fighting a war we can win" in the Weekly Standard

March 23, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

If you believe the headlines, Afghanistan is "the graveyard of empires," a "quagmire" and a "fiasco," the place where President Barack Obama will meet his "Vietnam."

"How to Surge the Taliban" in the NYT

March 12, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

New York Times Op-Ed written by Kimberly Kagan, Frederick Kagan, and Max Boot

"No Holy Grails, No Silver Bullets" by LTG James Dubik (ret.)

February 21, 2009 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Since I’ve been back from Iraq (after a tour as commanding general of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq from June 2007 to July 2008), one of the questions I’m asked most often is: “What was the thing that made the surge work?”