Ambassador Christopher Hill talks about Iraqi governance and the political and security implications of elections scheduled for early next month.
Watch Ambassador Christopher Hill talk about Iraqi governance and the political and security implications of elections scheduled for early next month.
Listen to Ambassador Christopher Hill talk about Iraqi governance and the political and security implications of elections scheduled for early next month.
In this Afghanistan Index, The Brookings Institution looks at Security, Governance & Rule of Law, Economic & Quality of Life, and Polling & Public Opinion Indicators.
The Economist analyzes the history of Waziristan and Pakistan's efforts to control it.
Based on the recent findings of a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center and the Council on Foreign Relations, support for President Obama's foreign policy is dwindling amongst the American public, writes James Lindsay.
"As the Iraqi political process revs up, terrorist acts occur that appear aimed at steering the political process," writes Rachel Schneller.
Building a capable military in Afghanistan cannot be accomplished without partnership from American combat units, writes James Danly, adding that "avoiding such a full-fledged partnership merely guarantees failure."
"The turnaround in the past decade is so dramatic as to be almost unbelievable," write Max Boot and Richard Bennet, commenting on the positive changes in Colombia since it was on the brink of being taken over by insurgents as recently as 2000.
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) released its twenty-third report to Congress. The October report states: "Thee next six months will see a substantial reduction in the size of the U.S. military presence in Iraq, a continuing reorganization of the U.S. Embassy's reconstruction management, and the election of a new Iraqi parliament."
Steve Simon and Jonathan Stevenson argue that it is not in American interests to take on the
"grand and onerous responsibility of rebuilding the Afghan state."
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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