Government of Iraq

Opinion: Fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq is in U.S. interests

The Washington Post
Date Published: 
2014-01-10 00:00:00

ISW Senior Fellow LTG James Dubik offers his opinion on how the U.S. can help Iraq in its fight against Al-Qaeda in this weekend's Washington Post.

Video: Why Fallujah Fell

WSJ Live
Date Published: 
2014-01-06 00:00:00
From WSJ Live- Institute for the Study of War research director Jessica Lewis on how Al-Qaeda terrorized its way to victory in Iraq.

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.