Al-Qaeda in Iraq
Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent
Sectarian and Regional Conflict in the Middle East
In the early part of 2012, ISW, AEI, and the Brookings Institution undertook a war game designed to simulate a worsening of the Syrian conflict and the spillover effects of that crisis on neighboring countries. What was postulated as a hypothetical situation in fact hewed quite closely to the way in which events eventually unfolded.
Iraq's Sunnis in Crisis
The political participation of the Sunni Arab minority in Iraq is critical to the security and stability of the state. At present, they are functionally excluded from government. Without effective political representation, the Sunni in Iraq are left with few alternatives to address their grievances against the Maliki government.
Maliki's Authoritarian Regime
Weekly Iraq Update #46Nov 15, 2012 - Sam Wyer, Stephen Wicken
November 7, 2012-November 15, 2012 - Rumors surround Daqduq release, Tensions heighten around Kirkuk.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the 'Destroying the Walls' CampaignSep 21, 2012 - Sam Wyer
ISI's 'Destroying the Walls' summer campaign targeted a combination of security posts, government facilities, and Shi’ite shrines and neighborhoods.
Iraq Weekly Update #36Sep 6, 2012 - Sam Wyer, Stephen Wicken
August 31, 2012-September 6, 2012--Iran resumes shipments of military equipment to Syria through Iraqi airspace, corruption plagues Defense Ministry.
ReutersTV- Al Qaeda's Possible ComebackJul 27, 2012 - Joseph Holliday
Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 30Jul 20, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini
July 16, 2012-July 20, 2012-Rebels Take Over Syrian Border Checkpoints, Obama Responds To Maliki’s Inquiry On Exxon