Publications

Political Update: U.S. Secretary of State Announces Non-Lethal Aid to Free Syrian Army

February 28, 2013 - Elizabeth O'Bagy

Following the February 28 Friends of Syria meeting, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced that the U.S. will provide non-lethal aid, including food and medicine, to Syrian rebel fighters under the auspices of the Supreme Military Command of the Free Syrian Army.

The Syrian Army: Doctrinal Order of Battle

February 15, 2013 - Joseph Holliday

Current estimates of Syrian opposition strength have generated confidence that the Assad regime will be defeated militarily. This assessment cannot be made without also estimating the real fighting power of the Syrian regime.

2013 Iraq Weekly Update #4c: Iraq Moves Toward Civil War

January 31, 2013 - Marisa Cochrane Sullivan

2013 Iraq Weekly Update #4c:  Iraq Moves Toward Civil War

January 26, 2013

By Marisa Sullivan

Friday's Protests Will Gauge Direction of Iraqi Crisis- 2013 Iraq Update #5

January 31, 2013 - Stephen Wicken

January 31, 2013
The Iraqi Army’s fatal shooting of eight anti-government protesters in Fallujah on Friday, January 25, has increased fears that violence will escalate further.

2013 Weekly Iraq Update #3

January 25, 2013 - Sam Wyer

Mapping the Iraq Protests: Week 4

January 12 – January 17, 2013

By Sam Wyer

How many troops does the U.S. need in Afghanistan?

January 17, 2013 - Christopher Harmer

Three thousand troops are not sufficient to keep even a single U.S. military base in Afghanistan after 2014. This report, released with AEI's Critical Threats Project, describes how to calculate the force requirements for keeping one base in Afghanistan after 2014.

2013 Weekly Iraq Update #1

January 17, 2013 - Sam Wyer

Protests heighten political crisis

By Sam Wyer and Marisa Sullivan

Political Update: Mapping the Iraq Protests

January 11, 2013 - Sam Wyer

These maps depict the anti-government and pro-government protests in Iraq from December 21, 2012 - January 11, 2013.

Iraq Protest Maps December 21, 2012 - January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013 - Sam Wyer

These maps depict the anti-government and pro-government protests in Iraq from December 21, 2012 - January 11, 2013.

Political Update: Competing Initiatives Shed Light on Iraq’s Uncertain Political Alliances

January 8, 2013 - Institute for the Study of War

The apparent beginnings of a campaign to remove Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and the threat of a similar campaign against his most significant opponent suggest that Iraqi politics is entering a period of intense political jockeying.

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