Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 26

June 15, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

June 9, 2012-June 15, 2012

by Ramzy Mardini

 Sadr Returns To Najaf, Speaks With Maliki

Reconciliation with the Taliban: Fracturing the Insurgency

June 13, 2012 - Jeffrey Dressler

High-level outreach between the U.S. and Afghan governments and the senior Taliban leaders hiding in Pakistan has caused the various factions in the movement to turn against each other.

Syria's Political Struggle: Spring 2012

June 7, 2012 - Elizabeth O'Bagy

President Bashar al-Assad’s regime held parliamentary elections in early May in an effort to create a narrative of democratic transition and to offer fence-sitters the belief that peaceful reform was possible.

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 24

June 1, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

Sadr To Soleimani: Leave My Home, Maliki’s Cabinet Tour Leaves Mosul,Iraqiyya Defectors Cry Foul

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 22

May 25, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

Hashemi Trial Begins, Mutlaq Returning To Cabinet Sessions,15-Day Ultimatum Ends

Iraqi Responses to P5+1 Talks Reveal Frustrations

May 25, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

This week, negotiators from the United States, Britain, Russia, China, France, and Germany gathered in Baghdad to continue discussions with Iranian negotiators over Iran’s nuclear program.

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 23

May 25, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

Efforts To Remove Maliki Intensify, MP Withdraws From Maliki’s Coalition, Sadr Turns Heads

ISW in Brief: The NATO Chicago Summit

May 24, 2012 - John James Loomis

As expected, issues relating to the war in Afghanistan were front and center during the NATO Chicago Summit, which concluded Monday evening.

Iranian Influence in the Levant, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan

May 23, 2012 - Marisa Cochrane Sullivan

This report is a product of the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for the Study of War. It expands and builds on the 2008 report on Iranian influence.

After the Chicago NATO Summit, More Questions Than Answers?

May 22, 2012 - Institute for the Study of War

Last weekend in Chicago, NATO leaders reached a landmark agreement to put the Western alliance on an "irreversible" path out of the decade-long war in Afghanistan and re-affirmed their commitment to withdraw combat forces by the end of 2014.