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IA Forum Interview: Linda Robinson
IA Forum Interview: Linda Robinson

Cynthia Iris interviews Linda Robinson on her new book,One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of Warfare (2013). By Cynthia Iris (11/04/2013)

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ERBIL, BAGHDAD, ANKARA AND WASHINGTON: THE COMPLEX POLITICS OF KURDISH OIL
Analysis of oil reserve political effects in Iraq and potential tensions in the affected areas. By Seda Kirdar. (Tepav, 08/15/2012) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Karim Pakzad
IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Karim Pakzad
IA Forum speaks with Mr. Karim Pakzad (Institute for International and Strategic Relation, Paris, France) about the Iraqi elections. By Valentine Pasquesoone. (04/05/2010) Read More...


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Turkey’s Kurdish Opening: Shifting Into Reverse Gear?
The current Turkish government's attempts to deal with ongoing Kurdish problems seem to be stalling, if not reversing. (Amberin Zaman, German Marshall Fund, 19 February 2010) Read More...


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Blacklisted in Baghdad
The recent ban of more than 500 candidates from Iraq's upcoming elections is designed to cement the power of the country's Shiite Islamists aligned with Iran. Will this latest sectarian rupture sink a... Read More...


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‘Peak Oil’ Is a Waste of Energy
Peak oil is cast as largely rhetoric by an MIT-based energy consultant. By Michael Lynch. (The New York Times, 08/24/2009) Read More...


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States of Conflict: An Update
The authors examine the conditions of Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan; particularly how well the counterinsurgency and stabilization efforts are faring. By Jason Campbell, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Jere... Read More...


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Illegal? Yes. Lawless? Not So Fast: The United States, International Law, & the War in Iraq
This article claims that although the Iraq War was waged without international legal approval, it maintains the principles of international law. By Jacques deLisle. (Foreign Policy Reseach Institute, ... Read More...


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The Nabucco Natural Gas Pipeline: From Opera to Reality
The Nabucco pipeline is slowly moving closer to completion. Bülent Aras & Emre Iseri analyze the importance of this East-West artery for European gas supplies and the Turkish economy. (SETA Foundation... Read More...


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The Global Economic Crisis: How Much is the Persian Gulf Worth Now?
Despite projections in late 2008 that the Persian Gulf states had the cash and the incentive to cushion the regional impact of the financial crisis, evidence is mounting that the region is far from be... Read More...


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Iraq and the Kurds: Trouble Along the Trigger Line
Iraqi leaders and the U.S. must manage increasing tensions between the Baghdad federal government and Kurdish authorities or face deadly violence following the U.S. troop withdrawal. (Crisis Group, 07... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Alex Martin
IA-Forum Interview: Alex Martin
IA-Forum speaks with Alex Martin, director of the Libra Advisory Group, about the organization’s work with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Iraqi police training, and security sector reform. By Cynthia... Read More...


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Pacifying Iraq with the Weapons of Capitalism
Profiles the head of a special American task force in Iraq and explains the novel approach to warfare that he represents. By Ullrich Fichtner (Der Spiegel, 04/22/2009) Read More...


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Iraqi Refugees: Seeking Stability in Syria and Jordan
In collaboration with Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), CIRS has conducted a major study of the conditions and impact of the Iraqi refugee crisis in Sy... Read More...


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Failed States: Fixing a Broken World
Failing states continue to pose a threat to both their neighbors and the greater international community. A close examination of recent history reveals varying correlations between failed or weak stat... Read More...


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CIA using missile strikes to `tickle' terrorists
CIA Director Michael Hayden says the agency is using military strikes to coax terrorists and insurgents into reacting in order to gather intelligence about how different groups respond. By Stephen Ma... Read More...


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Blood at the Crossroads: Making the case for a global Arms Trade Treaty
Amnesty International's new report into how small arms from major state players in the international arena such as China, Russia and the US are finding there way into the hands of those with questiona... Read More...


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How to Leave a Stable Iraq
The situation in Iraq is improving. With the right strategy the United States will eventually be able to draw down troops without sacrificing stability. By Biddle, O'Hanlon & Pollack (Foreign Affairs,... Read More...


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Walling Off Iraq: Israel's Imprint on U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine
Details the similarities between American counter-insurgency techniques used in Iraq with those practiced by Isreal against Palestinian populations, particularly the use of barriers to separate differ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, about Iraq and U.S. foreign policy issues. (IA-Forum, 08/29/2008) Read More...


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It's the Oil, stupid!
US policy in Iraq comes close to a pronouncement that we invaded you so that we can control your country and have privileged access to your resources, writes Noam Chomsky. (Khaleej Times, 07/08/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis
IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis
IA-Forum speaks with Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, about U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq. (IA-Forum, 06/23/2008) Read More...


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Feuding Iraqi factions end closed-door peace talks in Finland
Report on three day peace conference between Iraqi factions. (AP, 04/28/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Scheuer about his new book, "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq", terrorism, and the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 03/21/2008) Read More...


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A Crude Case For War?
Investigative report about the significance of oil in starting the Iraq War. By Steven Mufson. (Washington Post, 03/16/2008) Read More...


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U.S. Democracy Promotion During and After Bush
The author criticizes Bush’s flawed policies of promoting democracy, and suggests several recommendations for the future. By Thomas Carothers (Carnegie Endowment Report, 09/2007) Read More...


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The Petraeus-Crocker Report: An Assessment
The author highlights the latest progress made in Iraq as discussed in the recent testimonies by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. However, the author also notes the numerous challenges that r... Read More...


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A Quieter Anbar Province Rebuilds
The author discusses the relative stability and progress made in the Anbar Province and gauges the viability of this model succeeding in other parts of Iraq. By Gordon Lubold. (Christian Science Mon... Read More...


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Returning to Cambodia
The author defends President Bush’s comparison of Vietnam to Iraq to demonstrate the dangerous effects of pulling American troops out of conflict zones too quickly. By Peter W. Rodman. (Brookings In... Read More...


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Iran’s Hostile Policies in Iraq
The author explains Iran’s goals in Iraq, details the Islamic Republic’s long history of political and military support for various groups within the Iraqi state, and finally gives several recommendat... Read More...


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