Stephen Biddle and Max Boot, who have both recently been in Iraq , discuss the troop surge.
The Power and Interest News Report website analyses the prospect of US withdrawal fromIraqin the event that the surge policy is deemed to have failed. It argues that such a withdrawal is inevitable, as the ‘surge’ policy, although well-founded in principle, is "too little, too late."
The British have announced they will draw down their troops just as the United States begins its 'surge.' Their claims to have pacified Iraq's southern region are widely doubted.
Facing historically low approval ratings, George W. Bush insisted in his yearly State of the Union address that progress in Iraq was possible but his strategy faces challenge by Congress.
Congressional Research Service report analyzing the security background to President Bush's announcement on January 10 of a deployment of an additional 21,500 US forces to help stabilize Baghdad and restive Anbar Province, as well as other measures to create jobs and promote political reconciliation.
Transcript of a discussion arranged by the Brookings Institution, examining the risks and challenges of the reinforcement of US troops in Iraq.
President Bush, admitting mistakes in Iraq, announced an increase of 21,500 troops to secure Baghdad and Anbar and pressed Iraqi leaders to meet governance benchmarks. A skeptical Democratic majority in Congress plans hearings to scrutinize administration policy.
President Bush and his new defense secretary have been noncommital on a change in troop moves in Iraq but new deployments are expected to be part of the administration’s strategy shift.
President Bush and Prime Minister Blair discussed a "new way forward" in Iraq, but revealed little of their thinking in the wake of the Iraq Study Group’s report.
Democrats regained a majority in the House and effective control of the Senate after a midterm election which turned, as much as anything, on the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq.
Amid calls for a redeployment of troops, officials in Washington and Baghdad point to the end of 2007 as the critical juncture that could make or break a stable Iraq.
Because they lack a coherent strategy, U.S. forces in Iraq have failed to defeat the insurgency or improve security. Winning will require a new approach to counterinsurgency, one that focuses on providing security to Iraqis rather than hunting down insurgents. And it will take at least a decade.
Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions.
Segal offers recommendations for cooperation on issues such as encryption, data localization, and cybersecurity.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
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