Publications

Political Update: Can a No-Confidence Vote Against Maliki Succeed This Time?

December 21, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

Iraq Finance Minister Rafi al-Issawi, a Sunni politician and member of the secular-Sunni Iraqiyya coalition, called for a vote of no confidence against Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in an evening press conference on December 20, 2012.

Unpacking the Attempted Assassination of Asadullah Khalid

December 20, 2012 - Spencer Butts

A suicide bombing in Kabul on December 6 targeted the head of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), Asadullah Khalid, in an event that has rattled Afghan elites and rekindled controversy between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Weekly Iraq Update #51

December 19, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Activity Outside of Baghdad December 2011-November 2012

December 18, 2012 - Sam Wyer

This map illustrates Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq activity outside of Baghdad from December 2011 to November 2012.

Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Activity Inside Baghdad December 2011-November 2012

December 18, 2012 - Sam Wyer

This map illustrates Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq activity inside Baghdad from December 2011 to November 2012.

The Resurgence of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq

December 18, 2012 - Sam Wyer

This report examines the political, religious, and military resurgence of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) in Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. Forces, identifying the group’s key actors, their present disposition and strategy, and their regional expansion.

Weekly Iraq Update #49

December 13, 2012 - Sam Wyer

Jordanian Terror Plot Reveals AQI Regional Network

Weekly Iraq Update #50

December 12, 2012 - Sam Wyer

December 06, 2012- December 12, 2012

Combat Power & Confidence Within The Afghan National Army

December 7, 2012 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

The success of transitioning security responsibility to the Afghans is contingent upon their willingness and ability to receive the handoff.

Syrian Kurds and the Democratic Union Party (PYD)

December 6, 2012 - Institute for the Study of War

This backgrounder examines the PYD within the context of regional Kurdish politics in order to forecast their likely course as the Syrian civil war unfolds.

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