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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East: Iraq

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The State of Iraq: An Update
The authors discuss the current status of Iraq in terms of economics, politics, security, education, and infrastructure. By Nina Kamp and Michael E. O'Hanlon. (Brookings Institution, 10/1/2006) Read More...

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The Iraq War: Mission Impossible
This Der Spiegel piece suggests that, by ousting Saddam Hussein and invading Iraq, the US has exposed its vulnerabilities as a military force. Its failure to maintain stability and subdue violence in ... Read More...

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Breathing Room
U.S. policy in Iraq—and elsewhere around the world—ought to be based on reality. Iraq is already a partitioned country. Recognizing that allows us to craft a strategy to salvage success. by Joseph R.... Read More...

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Iraq's Endangered Journalists
The author writes that after encouraging the growth of the most professional news media in the Arab world, the United States and the nascent Iraqi government have abandoned their commitment to the Ira... Read More...

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The High Price of Friendship
The author writes that the Bush Administration is using coalition warfare in Iraq not to share the costs of waging war, but to establish political legitimacy for its foreign policy. By Patricia Weitsm... Read More...

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Service in Iraq: Just How Risky?
The Pentagon is very forthright about casualty lists for Iraq. However, as the authors point out, deaths alone don't indicate the risk for an individual serving in Iraq. By Samuel Preston and Emily Bu... Read More...

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Killing Won't Win This War
The author says defeating an insurgency requires more than simply killing insurgents, but rather winning the "hearts and minds" of the population, an essential strategy for prying the population away ... Read More...

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A Call to Support Democracy
Iraq's ambassador to the US pleads his case for America to stay the course in Iraq. By Samir Sumaida'ie. (Washington Post, 8/21/2006) Read More...

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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
Video of book event at New America Foundation featuring Tom Rick, author of Fiasco, former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson in an important examination of the challenges faced in Ira... Read More...

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Guilty of Fighting a War
Author says without amnesty, undefeated insurgents have no incentive to stop fighting, knowing that peace means prison. By Timothy William Walters. (New York Times, 8/12/2006) Read More...

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Success in Iraq Is Up to the Iraqis
With the deteriorating security situation in Baghdad and the escalating sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shiites, the time has come for the US to implement a conditions-based commitment strategy,... Read More...

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To Help Israel, Help Syria
The Bush administration would do well to modify its democracy agenda to support Syrian reform to help erode Syria’s reasons for backing Iran and Hezbollah. By Andrew Tabler. (New York Times, 8/5/2006) Read More...

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Asymmetrical war: Counterinsurgency, by the book
The authors argue for three revisions to a counterinsurgency manual recently released by the Pentagon to increase effectiveness in fighting the war in Iraq. By Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Andrea J. De... Read More...

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It’s Official: There Now is a Civil War in Iraq
Author looks at the differing characteristics of civil wars from country to country and says it is often difficult to determine when they begin and when they end. By Nicholas Sambinis. (New York Times... Read More...

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Our Corner of Iraq
The author writes that while the US mission in Iraq is to support a national unity government representing all of Iraq's communities, the Iraqi government today has little control over these disparate... Read More...

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Signs that crisis is regional, not just Israel vs. Palestinians
As violence escalates in the Middle East, concern that Iran may be guiding actions taken against Israel in a quest for regional hegemony. By Steven Erlanger. (New York Times, 7/13/06) Read More...

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Send in the Advisors
The author writes that the US military advisors assigned to every battalion of the new Iraqi army are critical to the success of the US war effort, but criticizes the US for sending too few to do the ... Read More...

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In Iraq's Mayhem, Town Finds Calm Through Its Tribal Links
The role of tribal culture in Iraq and how it has quelled conflict in some areas. By Sabrina Tavernise and Qais Mizher (The New York Times, 06/10/06). Read More...

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Oil Privatisation Through the Back Door
This article discusses the issues surrounding the privitization of Iraq's oil industry. By Greg Muttit (Niqash, 6/26/06) Read More...

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What Is Needed for Reconciliation in Iraq
The author describes Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s plan to end political violence in Iraq and also suggests other elements that should be included in the reconciliation process. By James Phi... Read More...

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National Unity in Iraq- As One Government or Three?
The author suggests that the introduction of a federalist system in Iraq will only lead to increased violence. By Sinan Antoon. (Middle East Report Online, 6/26/2006) Read More...

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Iraq’s New Government Must Deliver
The author suggests how the new Iraqi government and the US can stabilize the country and weaken the insurgency. By. Michael E. O’Hanlon. (Brookings Institution, 6/18/2006) Read More...

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After Zarqawi: The Way Forward in Iraq
The author suggests how the US should proceed in Iraq following the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. By James Jay Carafano. (Heritage Foundation, 6/12/2006) Read More...

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Iran Connects the Dots- The Mullahs and the Global War on Terror
Author reflects on the death of Zarqawi and the trail of terrorism to Iran. By Michael A. Ledeen. (AEI, 6/9/2006) Read More...

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The Death of Zarqawi: Organizational and Operational Implications for the Insurgency
The author discusses how the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will affect al-Qaeda in Iraq and the insurgency. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6/8/2006) Read More...

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Limbo by Veto
The author describes a complex and inefficient Iraqi political system that is in desperate need of reform. By Nibras Kazimi. (Hudson Institute, 6/7/2006) Read More...

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International Affairs Forum Interview: Dr. Joshua Muravchik
IA-Forum speaks with American Enterprise Resident Scholar Joshua Muravchik and author of The Future of the United Nations: Understanding the Past to Chart a Way Forward, Covering the Intifada and Heav... Read More...

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Iraq Is Europe's Business, Too
The author contends that Iraq is as much Europe's fight as it is America's. By George Robertson. (Washington Post, 6/4/2006) Read More...

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The Begin Doctrine at 25
The author argues that while the Begin Doctrine succeeded in Iraq it may not yield the same results in Iran. By Gerald M. Steinberg. (Jerusalem Post, 6/4/2006) Read More...

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Spiegel Interview With Iran's President Ahmadinejad:
The Iranian President discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran's nuclear ambitions. By: Stefan Aust, Gerhard Spörl and Dieter Bednarz. (Der Spiegel, 5/30/2006) Read More...

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