Publications

"Iraq 'surge' should be tailored for Afghanistan" (Washington Examiner)

November 9, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

The "surge" not only transformed Iraq, but also taught the American military many important lessons about how to fight and win counterinsurgencies.

"Is Counterinsurgency the Right Path in Afghanistan?" (US News)

October 26, 2009

James Danly, Managing Director of the ISW and a veteran of the Iraq War, writes an opinion piece arguing for a greater focus on counterinsurgency in Afghanistan.

Iraq's Parliamentary Election

October 20, 2009

This backgrounder provides an assessment of the shifting political environment in Iraq as elections draw near.

U.S. Marine Corps Operation Khanjar

October 9, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

USMC Operation Khanjar: Helmand Province, Afghanistan: July, 2009

For more information on Operation Khanjar, see Afghanistan Report 2: Securing Helmand, by Jeffrey A. Dressler.

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Operation Panther's Claw - Part Three

October 9, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

Phase Three of Operation Panther's Claw: Helmand Province, Afghanistan: July, 2009

For a detailed report on Operation Panther's Claw, see Afghanistan Report 2: Securing Helmand, by Jeffrey A. Dressler.

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Operation Panther's Claw - Part Two

October 9, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

Part Two of Operation Panther's Claw: Helmand Province: July, 2009

For a detailed account of Operation Panther's Claw, see Afghanistan Report 2: Securing Helmand, by Jeffrey A. Dressler.

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Operation Panther's Claw - Part One

October 9, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

Phase One of Operation Panther's Claw: Helmand Province: June, 2009

For a detailed account of Operation Panther's Claw, see ISW's Afghanistan Report 2: Securing Helmand by Jeffrey A. Dressler.

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U.S. Marine Corps Operation Eastern Resolve II

October 9, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

USMC Operation Eastern Resolve II: Helmand Province, Afghanistan: August, 2009

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Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan

October 9, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

A map of southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


Central Helmand Province, Afghanistan

October 9, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

ISW has released a new set of maps from our latest report on Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The maps can be viewed in high resolution and downloaded to your computer.

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